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Juan wants to paint the ceiling of his restaurant. The ceiling is in the shape of a square. Its side lengths are 

55 feet. Suppose each can of paint will cover 275 square feet. How many cans will he need to paint the ceiling?

Guest Feb 12, 2018
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If it is a square, then the area is 55 x 55 sq ft = 3025 ft^2

 

3025 ft^2 / 275 ft^2/gal = 11 gallons of paint (for one coat).

ElectricPavlov  Feb 12, 2018
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All that paint for one coat? What size coat does he wear!?

OfficialBubbleTanks  Feb 12, 2018
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A coat that is 3025 sq ft..... Juan is a BIG dude...probably gets his clothes from Omar the tent maker.

ElectricPavlov  Feb 12, 2018
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Yep 8)

OfficialBubbleTanks  Feb 12, 2018

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