Posted by **JOY** on Tuesday, May 24, 2011 at 9:33am.

A cylinder flower pot with open top needs to be painted. The height is 9 inches and radius is 3 inches. If it takes Troy 5 minutes to paint 40 square inches, how long to the minute will it take him to paint the outside of the flower pot.

I came up with 141.3 total sq inches

answer should be 25 minutes but I don't get that??

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**Jai**, Tuesday, May 24, 2011 at 9:56am
recall that the surface area of cylinder is given by

SA = 2πr^2 + 2πrh

where

r = radius

h = height

π = "pi" equal to 3.14 (constant)

substituting,

SA = 2*(3.14)*3^2 + 2*(3.14)*3*9

SA = 226.08 in^2

then we divide this by his speed, 40 in^2/5 min:

226.08/(40/5)

226.08 / 8 = 28.26 minutes

hope this helps~ :)

and multiply this by 5

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**JOY**, Tuesday, May 24, 2011 at 10:12am
thank you

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**Anonymous**, Monday, March 7, 2016 at 10:56pm
A wood board, 75 inches long, was cut on three pieces.

Every next piece is 5 inches longer tham the previous.

How long is the first piece?

Assign x for the length of the first piece,

create an equation and find x.

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