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Q17P

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Book edition
9th Edition

Author(s)
Raymond A. Serway, John W. Jewett

Pages
1624 pages

ISBN
9781133947271

**A rectangular building lot has a width of ${\mathbf{75}}{\mathbf{.}}{\mathbf{0}}{\mathbf{}}{\mathbf{ft}}$ and a length of ${\mathbf{125}}{\mathbf{}}{\mathbf{ft}}$ .Determine the area of this lot in square meters**

The area of the rectangular building in square meters is $871{\text{m}}^{2}$.

The width of the rectangular building $w=75\text{ft}$,

The length of the rectangular building, $l=125\text{ft}$.

The formula to calculate the area of the rectangular building is as follows:

${\mathit{A}}{\mathbf{=}}{\mathit{l}}{\mathbf{\times}}{\mathit{w}}$ …… (i)

**Conversion from foot to meter:**

${\mathbf{1}}{\mathbf{}}{\mathbf{ft}}{\mathbf{}}{\mathbf{=}}{\mathbf{}}{\mathbf{0}}{\mathbf{.}}{\mathbf{3048}}{\mathbf{}}{\mathbf{m}}$

Calculate the area of the building.

Substitute $75\text{ft}$ for w and $125\text{ft}$ for $l$ into equation (i).

$\mathrm{A}=75\times 125\phantom{\rule{0ex}{0ex}}\mathrm{A}=9375{\text{ft}}^{2}$

Convert the unit for the area of the building from square feet to square meters

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