• Oct 19th 2006, 01:17 PM
sjallim
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 PM
OReilly
Quote:

Originally Posted by sjallim
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

Area of room is $6.5* 6.5 = 42.25 m^2$.

Area of carpet is $5.5 * 5.5 = 30.25 m^2$.

1) Area of border is $42.25 m^2- 30.25 m^2 = 12 m^2$.
2) Total cost of carpet is $6.50 * 12 m^2 = 78$
• Oct 19th 2006, 01:56 PM
AfterShock
Quote:

Originally Posted by sjallim
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

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 PM
OReilly
Quote:

Originally Posted by AfterShock

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

Small correction. It's never mentioned that currency is dollar. Infact no currency is mentioned. Maybe it's Euro, Pound, Sheep, Cow...!:D