Results 1 to 6 of 6

Math Help - Need With math word problem

  1. #1
    Newbie
    Joined
    Oct 2011
    Posts
    3

    Thumbs up Need Help With math word problem


    Dont know where to begin?
    Last edited by digital530; October 10th 2011 at 10:19 AM. Reason: left out a word
    Follow Math Help Forum on Facebook and Google+

  2. #2
    MHF Contributor

    Joined
    Apr 2005
    Posts
    16,242
    Thanks
    1795

    Re: Need With math word problem

    There appears to me to be one important piece of information missing! How wide is each hallway? The two far side walls have length 60 y and height 9 feet= 3 yards so that area (ignoring doors, etc. for the moment) is 3(60)= 180 square yards. The "bottom" wall has length 90 y and height 3 y so its area is 3(90= 270 y. But the problem is the "inside walls". The two inside walls on the side have length 60 y minus the width of the bottom hall- which we are not given. Similarly the length of the inside wall of the bottom hall is 90 y minus two times the width of each side hall. You need to multiply the lengths of those walls by the 3 yard height to get their areas. Once you have the total wall area, subtract the total area of the doors, etc. But you really need to know the width of the halls.
    Follow Math Help Forum on Facebook and Google+

  3. #3
    Newbie
    Joined
    Oct 2011
    Posts
    3

    Thumbs up Re: Need With math word problem

    ok thanks
    Follow Math Help Forum on Facebook and Google+

  4. #4
    Newbie
    Joined
    Oct 2011
    Posts
    3

    Re: Need With math word problem

    I believe the Width of the hallways are 9ft so how would you convert that into yard?
    Follow Math Help Forum on Facebook and Google+

  5. #5
    MHF Contributor
    skeeter's Avatar
    Joined
    Jun 2008
    From
    North Texas
    Posts
    12,061
    Thanks
    900

    Re: Need With math word problem

    Quote Originally Posted by digital530 View Post
    I believe the Width of the hallways are 9ft so how would you convert that into yard?
    3 ft = 1 yd
    Follow Math Help Forum on Facebook and Google+

  6. #6
    MHF Contributor
    Joined
    Dec 2007
    From
    Ottawa, Canada
    Posts
    3,119
    Thanks
    68

    Re: Need With math word problem

    Quote Originally Posted by digital530 View Post
    I believe the Width of the hallways are 9ft so how would you convert that into yard?
    Are you serious?
    Follow Math Help Forum on Facebook and Google+

Similar Math Help Forum Discussions

  1. Math word problem help!
    Posted in the Algebra Forum
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: May 7th 2009, 11:55 AM
  2. Math word problem
    Posted in the Algebra Forum
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: February 5th 2009, 11:20 PM
  3. math word problem
    Posted in the Algebra Forum
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: September 9th 2008, 11:49 AM
  4. Math Word Problem
    Posted in the Business Math Forum
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: January 21st 2008, 08:33 PM
  5. word problem for math
    Posted in the Algebra Forum
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: July 26th 2005, 04:55 AM

Search Tags


/mathhelpforum @mathhelpforum