A rectangular floor measures 3.5 meters by 4.5 meters. If 1 inch = 2.54 cm, what is the area of the floor, in square inches? Express your answer as a decimal to the nearest tenth
A rectangular floor measures 3.5 meters by 4.5 meters. If 1 inch = 2.54 cm, what is the area of the floor, in square inches? Express your answer as a decimal to the nearest tenth
Hi sri340,
Let's find the area of the floor in square meters first.
$\displaystyle A=(3.5)(4.5)=15.75 m^2$
Now, for a little conversion.
$\displaystyle \frac{15.75 m^2}{1}\cdot \frac{(100 cm)^2}{1 m^2} \cdot \frac{(1in)^2}{(2.54 cm)^2}=$ your answer in square inches.