Posted by **anonymous** on Thursday, December 5, 2013 at 9:38pm.

shelby wants to paint the walls and ceiling of a rectangular room. (height:2.6cm, width:4.8cm, length:6.8cm)

type of paint size of paint can cost

wall paint 4L $24.95

1L $7.99

ceiling paint 4L $32.95

(one litre of paint covers 9.5 m)

a) what is the least amount of paint shelby can buy to paint the room (subtract 5m for the door and windows)

b) how much will the paint cost, including the amount of tax charged in your region?

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**Ms. Sue**, Thursday, December 5, 2013 at 9:43pm
Please check the room measurements. You seem to have miscopied the problem.

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**anonymous**, Thursday, December 5, 2013 at 11:02pm
no they are right the height = 2.6m width = 4.8m length= 6.8 m

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**Reiny**, Thursday, December 5, 2013 at 11:04pm
Wow, those rooms are pretty small even for a doll-house.

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**Steve**, Friday, December 6, 2013 at 12:12am
First off, when you check the measurements, at least read what you wrote before. You had them listed as cm, not m!

so, there are 4 walls:

2(4.8)(2.6) + 2(6.8)(2.6) = 60.32 m^2

and the ceiling: (4.8)(6.8) = 32.64

Subtract 5m^2 for the windows (presumably in the walls, not the ceiling; no mention was made of skylights) and we have

walls: 55.32 m^2

ceiling: 32.64 m^2

Since a liter of paint covers 9 m^2 (**not** 9 m!), that means we have to buy

6L of wall paint

4L of ceiling paint

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