Examples of area of plane shapes

Area is the quantity that expresses the extent of a two-dimensional shape. The area can be understood as the amount of paint necessary to cover the surface with a single coat. The area of a shape can be measured by comparing the shape to squares of a fixed size 1 m^2 or 1 cm^2 etc. Every unit of length has a corresponding unit of area. Areas can be measured in square metres (m^2), square centimetres (cm^2), square millimetres (mm^2), square kilometres (km^2), square feet (ft^2), square yards (yd^2), square miles (mi^2), and so forth.

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  • Heptagonal pyramid
    truncated_hexagonal_pyramid A hardwood for a column is in the form of a frustum of a regular heptagonal pyramid. The lower base edge is 18 cm and the upper base of 14 cm. The altitude is 30 cm. Determine the weight in kg if the density of the wood is 10 grams/cm3.
  • Roof cover
    jehlan_4b_obdelnik Above the pavilion with a square ground plan with a side length of a = 12 m is a pyramid-shaped roof with a height v = 4.5 m. Calculate how much m2 of sheet metal is needed to cover this roof if 5.5% of the sheet we must add for joints and waste.
  • Children pool
    hexagon_prism2 The bottom of the children's pool is a regular hexagon with a = 60 cm side. The distance of opposing sides is 104 cm, the height of the pool is 45 cm. A) How many liters of water can fit into the pool? B) The pool is made of a double layer of plastic film
  • Masquerade ball
    klobouk Marie wants to make a cone-shaped witch's hat for a masquerade ball. How much material will it need if it counts on an annular rim with diameters of 28cm and 44cm? Hat side length is 30cm. Add 5% of the material to the bust. Round to cm2.
  • Carpet
    koberec How many crowns CZK do we pay for a carpet for a bedroom, when 1m of square carpet costs 350 CZK and the bedroom has dimensions of 4m and 6m? How many crowns do we pay for a strip around the carpet, when 1m of the strip costs 15 CZK?
  • Square grid
    sit Square grid consists of a square with sides of length 1 cm. Draw in it at least three different patterns such that each had a content of 6 cm2 and circumference 12 cm and that their sides is in square grid.
  • Sphere in cone
    sphere_in_cone A sphere is inscribed in the cone (the intersection of their boundaries consists of a circle and one point). The ratio of the surface of the ball and the contents of the base is 4: 3. A plane passing through the axis of a cone cuts the cone in an isoscele
  • Iglu - cone tent
    stan_1 The cone-shaped tent is 3 m high, the diameter of its base is 3.2 m. a) The tent is made of two layers of material. How many m2 of fabric is needed for production (including flooring), if 20% needs to be added to the minimum amount due to cutting waste? b
  • Chauncey
    right_triangle Chauncey is building a storage bench for his son’s playroom. The storage bench will fit into the corner and against two walls to form a triangle. Chanuncy wants to buy a triangular shaped cover for the bench. If the storage bench is 2 1/2 ft. Along one wa
  • Triangular prism
    prism3 Calculate the surface of a triangular prism with the base of an equilateral triangle with a side length of 7.5 cm and a corresponding height of 6.5 cm. Prism height is 15cm.
  • A tile
    tiles_9 A tile setter is covering 5ft by 5ft square shower wall. Each tile covers 4 5/8in by 4 5/8in square. How many rows of tile are needed to reach 5ft? How many tiles are needed to cover 5ft by 5ft square
  • Church roof 2
    skleneny-kuzel The roof has the shape of a rotating cone shell with a base diameter of 6 m and a height of 2.5 m. How many monez (CZK) will cost the roof cover sheet if 1 m2 of metal sheet costs 152 CZK and if you need 15% extra for joints, overlays and waste?
  • Quadrilateral oblique prism
    kosyHranol What is the volume of a quadrilateral oblique prism with base edges of length a = 1m, b = 1.1m, c = 1.2m, d = 0.7m, if a side edge of length h = 3.9m has a deviation from the base of 20° 35 ´ and the edges a, b form an angle of 50.5°.
  • Flowerbed
    tulipany Family cultivated tulips on a square flower bed of 6 meters. Later they added the square terrace with a side of 7 meters to their house. One vertex of the terrace lay exactly in the middle of a tulip bed, and one side of the terrace divided the side of th
  • Pavilion
    altanok The rectangular pavilion with dimensions 3.5 m and 2.75 m to be paved with square tiles of side 25 cm price of CZK 22 per 1 piece or rectangular tiles with sides of 20 cm and 15 cm in the price of CZK 11 per 1 pc. Which solution is cheaper (write its pric
  • Cardboard box
    krabicka We want to make a cardboard box shaped quadrangular prism with rhombic base. Rhombus has a side of 5 cm and 8 cm one diagonal long. The height of the box to be 12 cm. The box will be open at the top. How many square centimeters cardboard we need, if we ca
  • Property
    pozemok The length of the rectangle-shaped property is 8 meters less than three times of the width. If we increase the width 5% of a length and lendth reduce by 14% of the width it will increase the property perimeter by 13 meters. How much will the property cost
  • Jared's room painting
    painter Jared wants to paint his room. The dimensions of the room are 12 feet by 15 feet, and the walls are 9 feet high. There are two windows that measure 6 feet by 5 feet each. There are two doors, whose dimensions are 30 inches by 6 feet each. If a gallon of p
  • Maria
    green-grapes Maria has decided to plant grapes in the garden behind her house. His neighbor Ben has grown grapes successfully for a long time and has given Maria advice on how to plant vines. Ben told her to plant them 3 meters apart in rows that are also 3 meters apa
  • Wooden bowls
    miska 20 wooden bowls in the shape of a truncated cone should be painted on the outside and inside with wood varnish. We need 0.1 l of paint to paint 200 cm2. How many liters of paint do we have to buy if the bowls are 25 cm high, the bottom of the bowl has a d

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