1. ## word problems!!!

A gallon of paint can cover an area of 385 square feet. How thick is the coat of paint in inches.

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2. Originally Posted by guitarrox101
A gallon of paint can cover an area of 385 square feet. How thick is the coat of paint in inches.

So in this case, let the thickness be $T$, then we have:
$\left( 385 \mbox { ft}^2 \right) T \mbox { ft} = 385T \mbox { ft}^3 = 1 \mbox {gallon} = 0.133680556 \mbox { ft}^3$