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# Would you please explain what I am doing wrong on these questions; and how to solve them correctly.?

1. Gino designed a garden for his rectangular backyard. The design he drew on paper is ten inches long. The length of his backyard is fifty feet. If his drawing is to scale and is 9 inches wide, how many feet wide is his backyard? Write a proportion using words. Then, use the proportion to calculate the yard width. Show your work.

My Answer: 10 inches is to 50 feet as 9 inches is to x feet.

10/50 = 9/x or (10 over 50 & 9 over x)

Then you will cross multiply.

10x = 50 x 9

10x = 500

10x/10 = 500/10

x = 50 feet

So Gino`s backyard is 50 feet wide.

2. Evan is painting a stool that has a cylindrical seat and four rectangular prism legs. The seat has a diameter of fourteen inches and a height of 4 inches. Each leg is 4 inches by 4 inches by eighteen inches. How much area will Evan have to paint? Use three point one four for pi. Show your work.

My Answer: The surface area for the top and bottom of the seat is: 2 x 3.14 x 14 x 14 = 1,230.88 inches

1,230.88/4 = 307.72

The diameter for the seat is: 3.14 x 14 x 4 = 175.84 inches

The total area of the seat is: 307.72 + 175.84 = 483.56 inches

The area of the 4 legs is: 4 x (2 x 4 x 4) = 32 inches

& 4 x 4 x 18 = 288

288 + 32 = 320 & 320 x 4 = 1,280 for the area that Evan will have to paint.

3. The volume of a cone is three hundred cubic kilometers. If the radius of the base is 6 kilometers, what is the height of the cone?

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- AshLv 77 years agoFavorite Answer
1) You started correctly. But look at the error below..... 50 x 9 = 450 and not 500. Once you correct that the width will be 45 feet

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"10x = 50 x 9

10x = 500"

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2) Evan will have paint the the top of the seat, bottom of the seat and the periphery of the seat. Additional the 4 legs.

However, have you considered that one of the leg face attached to the seat will not have to be painted. And that same area has to be deducted from the bottom of the seat.

Area of top face of the 4 legs = 4x (4 x 4) = 32 in²

Total area of the seat = 483.56 in²

Total area of the seat to be painted = 483.56 - 32 = 451.56 in²

Similary

Area of all faces of 4 legs = 1,280 in ²

Area of all faces of the legs to be painted = 1280 - 32 = 1248 in ²

Grand total area to be painted = 451.56 + 1248 = 1699.56 in²

3) Volume of cone (V)= (1/3) π r² h

h = 3V/π r² = (3 * 300) / (3.14 * 6²) = 7.96 km

- 7 years ago
9 x 50 is not 500 its 450

so 45 feet

Second one :Your Answer: The surface area for the top and bottom of the seat is: 2 x 3.14 x 14 x 14.

14 x 14 is diameter squared, it should be radius squared so 7 x 7

third is 7.96

- SpacemanLv 77 years ago
1. Gino designed a garden for his rectangular backyard. The design he drew on paper is ten inches

long. The length of his backyard is fifty feet. If his drawing is to scale and is 9 inches wide, how

many feet wide is his backyard? Write a proportion using words. Then, use the proportion to

calculate the yard width. Show your work.

The proportion of the length on paper divided by the actual length (with a unit conversion)

is identical to the proportion of the width on paper divided by the actual width (again with a unit

conversion).

50 ft = 50 ft x 12 in/ft = 600 in

10/600 = 9/p

10p = 9 x 600

10p = 5,400

p = 5,400/10

p = 540 in = 540 in / 12 in/ft = 45 ft Width of Gino's back yard

2. Evan is painting a stool that has a cylindrical seat and four rectangular prism legs. The seat has

a diameter of fourteen inches and a height of 4 inches. Each leg is 4 inches by 4 inches by eighteen

inches. How much area will Evan have to paint? Use three point one four for pi. Show your work.

Surface Area of Cylindrical Seat

Top Area

A = πD²/4 = (3.14)(14 in)²/4 = 153.86 in²

Bottom Area

A = πD²/4 = (3.14)(14 in)²/4 = 153.86 in²

Circumference Area

C = πD = (3.14)(14 in) = 43.96 in

h = 4 in

A = Ch = (43.96 in)(4 in) = 175.84 in²

A(tot) = 153.86 in² + 153.86 in² + 175.84 in² = 483.56 in²

Surface Area of Legs

Top Area

A = s² = (4 in)² = 16 in²

Bottom Area

A = s² = (4 in)² = 16 in²

Side of Leg

A = 4 in x 18 in = 72 in²

4 Sides

A = 4(72 in) = 288 in²

Leg (1)

A = 16 in² + 16 in² + 288 in² = 320 in²

4 Legs

A = 4(392 in²) = 1,280 in²

Total Surface Area of Stool

A = 483.56 in² + 1,280 in² = 1,763.56 in² AREA TO BE PAINTED

3. The volume of a cone is three hundred cubic kilometers. If the radius of the base is 6 kilometers,

what is the height of the cone?

V = volume = 300 km³

r = radius of the base = 6 km

V = πr²h/3

3V = πr²h

3V/πr² = h

h = 3V/πr²

h = 3(300 km³)/π(6 km)²

h = 7.96 km HEIGHT OF THE CONE