In the diagram above, the side length of the hexagon is 6 inches. What is the area of the square?

*Solution to yesterday’s problem:*

Daddy Jones can paint 4 sq ft/min. Mommy Jones can paint 5 per 2 min, or 2.5 sq ft/min. Baby Jones can paint 3 per 2 min, or 1.5 sq ft/min. The total rate is 8 square feet per minute. So let’s write a proportion for the problem, remembering that **3** coats of paint are needed:

Cross-multiplying,

So the room will take them *90 minutes* of painting. (Of course, this doesn’t include the time for the coats to dry.)

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