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When measuring the height, length, width and depth of an object you are measuring its dimension or volume (sometimes referred to as its space). When measuring the dimension of an object such as a room size, the dimension is two dimensional. This means you are measuring two areas such as the length of the room and the width of the room. When you do this you will find the square foot of the room.

1.

In redecorating your home, you want to cover one wall with wallpaper. The wall is 16 feet wide and the height is 9 feet. The wallpaper is $.89 per square foot. How much will the wallpaper cost you?

$144.00

$189.00

$128.16

$156.24

Your two dimensions are 16 feet wide and 9 feet high so we multiply 16 x 9 = 144. The wall is equal to 144 square feet. The price of the wallpaper is $.89 per square foot so now we have to multiply 144 by .89 so, 144 x .89 = 128.16. Answer (c) is correct as the cost of the wallpaper to cover the wall would be $128.16

2.

We need to know what the square footage of our pool table is to see if it will fit in our family room. The table is 7 feet wide and 14 feet long.

21 square feet

74 square feet

92 square feet

98 square feet

Your two dimensions are 7 feet wide and 14 feet long so we multiply 7 x 14 = 98. The pool table covers an area of 98 square feet. Answer (d) is correct

3.

I want to plant a vegetable garden that is 22 feet long and 12 feet wide. What would the square footage of my garden be?

144 square feet

240 square feet

264 square feet

232 square feet

Your two dimensions are 22 feet long and 12 feet wide so we multiply 22 x 12 = 264. The vegetable garden has 264 square feet of growing space

4.

A group of hikers decided to descend into a cave. They used a rope that was 25 yards and it just reached the bottom of the cave. How deep is the cave in terms of feet?

75 feet

50 feet

8 feet 3 inches

300 feet

You only have one dimension to work with here but you know that dimension is 25 yards. There are three feet in 1 yard so we multiply the yards by feet or 25 x 3 = 75. The cave is 75 feet deep. Answer (a) is the correct answer

5.

How would you like to build a pool in your back yard? If your pool is going to be a rectangle and the width is 21 feet and the length is 43 feet, what would be the square footage of the pool?

640 square feet

903 square feet

64 square feet

128 square feet

Your two dimensions are 21 feet wide and 43 feet long so we multiply 21 x 43 = 903. The pool contains 903 square feet. Answer (b) is correct

6.

Mr. Jones wants to rent a building that is 140 feet long and 65 feet wide. What is the square footage of the building?

2.15 square feet

205 square feet

7,000 square feet

9,100 square feet

Your two dimensions are 140 feet long and 65 feet wide so we multiply 140 x 65 = 9,100. The building contains 9,100 square feet. Answer (d) is correct

7.

If I wanted to buy hardwood floors for my living room and the living room is 18 feet long and 13 feet wide and the price per square foot is $11.75, how much will the hardwood floor cost me?

$234.00

$2,749.50

$364.25

$245.72

Your two dimensions are 18 feet long and 13 feet wide so we multiply 18 x 13 = 234. The living room contains 234 square feet. The price of the hardwood floor is $11.75 per square foot so now we have to multiply 234 by 11.75 so, 234 x 11.75 = 2,749.50. Answer (b) is correct as the cost of the hardwood floor would be $2,749.50

8.

If a building is 5 stories high and each story is equal to 4 yards, how many feet high is the building?

20 feet high

40 feet high

60 feet high

80 feet high

We know that there are 3 feet in 1 yard so we need to multiply 4 yards by 3 feet or 4 x 3 = 12. This tells us that each story of the building is 12 feet. We now have 5 stories so we again must multiply 12 feet by 5 stories or 12 x 5 = 60. The building is 60 feet high. Answer (c) is the correct answer

9.

The gym teacher wants to buy new floor mats to cover the gym’s floor. The gym is 50 feet long and 32 feet wide. The gym mats sell for $4.50 a square foot. How much will it cost the gym teacher to cover the gym floor with mats?

$81.00

$7,200.00

$6,800.00

$369.00

Your two dimensions are 50 feet long and 32 feet wide so we multiply 50 x 32 = 1600. The gym contains 1600 square feet. The price of the mats are $4.50 per square foot so now we have to multiply 1600 by 4.50 so, 1600 x 4.50 = 7200. Answer (b) is correct as the cost of the mats to cover the gym floor would be $7,200.00

10.

The contractor wanted to make sure the foundation of the house was at least 9 feet deep from the sill to the ground. How many yards deep is the foundation?

3 yards deep

6 yards deep

18 yards deep

27 yards deep

You only have one dimension to work with here but you know that dimension is 9 feet. There are three feet in 1 yard so we need to divide 9 feet by 3 or 9 ÷ 3 = 3. The foundation is 3 yards deep making Answer (a) is the correct answer

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