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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  • 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
  • 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
  • Triangular prism
    hranol3b The base of the perpendicular triangular prism is a rectangular triangle with a hypotenuse of 10 cm and one leg of 8 cm. The prism height is 75% of the perimeter of the base. Calculate the volume and surface of the prism.
  • Triangular prism
    prism3s Calculate the volume and surface of the triangular prism ABCDEF with base of a isosceles triangle. Base's height is 16 cm, leg 10 cm, base height vc = 6 cm. The prism height is 9 cm.
  • 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 wood density is 10 grams/cm3.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Cloth / textile
    textiles We have cloth measure 16 square meters. How many 20 cm by 20 cm by 8 cm bags you can make? Assume bag is a cuboid without one top base.
  • Megapizza
    pizza_2 Megapizza will be divided among 100 people. First gets 1%, 2nd 2% of the remainder, 3rd 3% of the remainder, etc. Last 100th 100% of the remainder. Which person got the biggest portion?
  • Wheat
    field_1 The rectangle shaped field with dimensions 1268 m and 745 m harvested last year was 4959 q wheat. (1 q = 1 quintal = 100 kg). During the year, it was necessary to fix the pipe and therefore did kick wide 4 m parallel to the side of the field 745 m, where
  • Cardboard box
    karton_krabica Peter had square cardboard. The length of the pages was an integer in decimetres. He cut four squares with a side of 3 dm from the corners and made a box out of it, which fit exactly 108 cubes with an edge 1 dm long. Julia cut four squares with a side of
  • 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°.
  • Top of the tower
    veza The top of the tower has the shape of a regular hexagonal pyramid. The base edge has a length of 1.2 m, the pyramid height is 1.6 m. How many square meters of sheet metal is needed to cover the top of the tower if 15% extra sheet metal is needed for joint
  • Trapezoidal prism
    lichobeznik-stredni_pricka_5 Calculate the surface of the quadrilateral prism ABCDA'B'C'D 'with the trapezoidal base ABCD. The height of the prism is 12 cm; ABCD trapezoidal data: AB base length is 8 cm, CD base length is 3 cm, BC arm length is 4 cm, and AC diagonal length is 7 cm. L
  • Four prisms
    hranol4b Question No. 1: The prism has the dimensions a = 2.5 cm, b = 100 mm, c = 12 cm. What is its volume? a) 3000 cm2 b) 300 cm2 c) 3000 cm3 d) 300 cm3 Question No.2: The prism base is a rhombus with a side length of 30 cm and a height of 27 cm. The height of t

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