This Discussion tests your ability to use a ruler and convert fromStandard English measure to Metrics. You will then apply your knowledgeof the geometric measurements of area and volume through real worldproblems.
- Choose a room in your house. Measure the length, the width, andthe height. Make sure you use feet and inches. Most rooms are not awhole number, such as 10 feet; they are 10 feet and 3 inches, or 9 feet 6inches, etc.
NOTE: Do not use decimal numbers for the feet. For example,do not write 10.3 to mean 10’3”, because that is incorrect. Convert themeasurements to all inches for step 2, and then convert back to squarefeet for step 3.
- Record your dimensions and, using the appropriate formula, find the surface area of the room.
- A gallon of paint covers about 350 square feet. How manygallons would be required to paint the room? Round up to the nearestgallon.
- If a gallon of paint costs $22.95 plus 8% tax, what would be the total cost to paint the room?
- One inch is equivalent to 2.54 centimeters. Convert yourEnglish measurements to metrics. Record each dimension in centimeters.Show your conversions.
- Find the volume in cubic centimeters. Be neat and precise.
- If each dimension (length, width, and height) is doubled, what happens to the volume of the room? Show your work.
- Respond to at least two of your classmates’ postings. Reviewtheir calculations and determine if their results seem reasonable forthe size of the room.
Your initial post should be at least 150 words in length.