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