Math

posted by .

A designer's architectural drawing has a room which is 1 3/4 by 2 5/8 inches. If the scale is 1 foot = 1/8 inch

a) find the length of the longer side of the room feet

b) find the length of the shorter side of the room feet

  • Math -

    Please see my last post.

  • Math -

    Your question is not too clearly typed.

    1_3/4 times 2_5/8 indicates that we are dealing with a rectangle where the length is the bigger length and the width is the shorter length.

    2_5/8 when expressed an an improper fraction becomes 21/8 and 1_3/4 becomes 7/4.

    From the given data, we learn that 21/8 must be the length and 7/4 is the width of the rectangle.

    The scale given is 1 foot = 1/8 inch.

    To find what this rectangle equals in terms of feet, we divide 21/8 and 7/4 by the given scale or 1/8.

    21/8 divided by 1/8 = 21 feet = longest side; 7/4 divided by 1/8 = 14 feet = shortest side.

Respond to this Question

First Name
School Subject
Your Answer

Similar Questions

  1. Math

    The floor areas of a living room on a house plan measures 3 1/2 inches by 4 5/8 inches. If the scale is 1/4 inch = 1 foot, find the length of the longest side of room in feet. ________
  2. Math

    The floor areas of a living room on a house plan measures 3 1/2 inches by 4 5/8 inches. If the scale is 1/4 inch = 1 foot, find the length of the longest side of room in feet. How do I start this problem?
  3. Pre-Algebra

    I need help with scales, please! Q: You are making a scale drawing of a room using a scale of 1-inch:4-feet. a) The room is 14 feet by 18 feet. Find its dimensions in the drawing. b) A sofa in the room has a lenght of 6 feet. Find …
  4. math

    Chris is making a scale drawing of his rectangular room. His room measures 12 feet, 4 inches by 11 feet, 6 inches. He wants his drawing to be one-tenth the size of his room. What are the dimensions of his drawing?
  5. algebra

    scale drawing of a rectangular room has a length of 18 inches and a width of 12 inches. if the scale for the drawing is 1 inch =21/2 feet, what is the permeter of the actual room
  6. Math Help!!

    I have to do a scale drawing. The actual measurments of my room are 9 ft 6 inch* 10 ft. The scale that I am using for my scale drawing is 24 inches=1 inch. What will the dimensons of my room be in my sclae drawing?
  7. math

    maria has a scale drawing of her bedroom so she can plan where to put her new furniture. The scale used is 1 inch= 3 feet. The dimensions if her room on the scale drawing are 4 inches by 4.5 inches. What is the actual area of her room?
  8. i really need help but dont know how to do it

    Taylor made a scale drawing of his room using a scale of 0.25 inch = 1 foot. On the drawing, the length of his room is 3.25 inches and the width is2.75 inches. What is the area of Taylor’s actual room?
  9. i need your help damon

    Jill’s room is 12.5 feet long and 11.5 feet wide. She made a scale drawing of the room with a scale of 0.5 inch = 2 feet. What is the perimeter of Jill’s room in the drawing?
  10. Math7 grade

    An architectural drawing has a scale of 2 in=5 feet. If living room is 15 feet by 18 feet ,what is the living room size . What is the area of the living room in drawing. What is the area of actual. Living room . How do they compare. …

More Similar Questions