a rectangular room is 6.5 meters long and wide. the room has a border 1 meter wide which is intended to surround a carpet calculate

1 the area of boarder

2 the total cost of carpet if 1 square meter cost 6.50

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- Oct 19th 2006, 01:17 PMsjallimhelp please with area
a rectangular room is 6.5 meters long and wide. the room has a border 1 meter wide which is intended to surround a carpet calculate

1 the area of boarder

2 the total cost of carpet if 1 square meter cost 6.50 - Oct 19th 2006, 01:55 PMOReilly
- Oct 19th 2006, 01:56 PMAfterShock
Total area is 13/2 * 13/2 = 169/4 (42.25).

With border, 5.5 x 5.5 meters since its 1 meter wide.

11/2 * 11/2 = 121/4 (30.25);

Thus, area of border is: total - area with border

169/4 - 121/4 = 12 square meters

2.) 12 * 6.5 = $78 (total cost of carpet if 1 square meter costs $6.50).

Try to draw a picture. As you progress through Mathematics, pictures become crucial later on. - Oct 19th 2006, 02:15 PMOReilly