Posted by yuku on .
a gallon of floor paint will cover about 200 feet of concrete.the floor of harolds basement is 25 feet wide and 40 feet long.how many gallons of paint does harold need to put one coat of paint on the basement floor?

geometry 
Ms. Sue,
Find the area of this rectangle.
Then divide it by 200 to find the number of gallons needed. 
geometry 
yuku,
MS. sue
i don't understand it
still 
geometry 
yuku,
what rectangle? and it doesnt show wahtz d length and d width?

geometry 
Ms. Sue,
The basement floor is a rectangle. The length and width are given in the problem.

geometry 
yuku,
ok so do i multiply the length times width or sumthing?
thank you 
geometry 
yuku,
i got 25 times 40 equals 1000

geometry 
Ms. Sue,
Right. The area of the basement floor is 1,000 square feet.
Now, divide 1,000 by 200 to find the number of gallons needed. 
geometry 
yuku,
is it 5

geometry 
Ms. Sue,
Right! Yay!! :)
Harold needs 5 gallons of paint. 
geometry 
yuku,
thank you 'm trying my best to understand math

geometry 
Ms. Sue,
You're welcome. And the more you work on math, the better you're understanding it.