







An angle i a triangle 
20200516 

From Ogunjobi: Two goal post are 8m apart a footballer is 34 m from one post and 38m from the other within what angle must he kick the ball if he is to score Answered by Penny Nom. 





The flight of a football 
20200506 

From Michael: Football is thrown from a 10yard line. It reaches its highest height of 20 yards. It lands on the 50yard line after 2 seconds. What is the equation of the parabola that models this throw? I really need help as I've been on this for the longest amount of time. Answered by Penny Nom. 





Throwing a football 
20180426 

From Abby: Daring Danny's threw a football at an angle of 40 degrees to the horizontal. The football hit the ground at 36 feet. Danny is 5 feet 1 inch tall. Find the initial velocity
I have been trying to figure this problem out for forever! Please help! I am really confused because I don't know time either and you are supposed to find that as well as velocity. Answered by Penny Nom. 





A footballer angle 
20180214 

From Kim: Two goal posts are 8m apart. A footballer is 34m from one post and 38m from the other. Within what angle must he kick the ball if he is to score a goal. Answered by Penny Nom. 





The cost of a piece of sheet metal 
20170414 

From Mohammed: I bought a 2 mm sheet plate of 1.2m × 2.4m in fijian $95. I used 1.95m × 0.4m from that sheet plate. What will be my total cost for the sheet plate I used. It was a mild steel plate. Answered by Penny Nom. 





How much money do I make per sq ft? 
20170328 

From jackie: If I make $12.00 per hour and I cover 750 sq ft in one hour, how much money do I make per sq ft? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Roof Square footage 
20151111 

From Todd:
Question from Todd:
Good Day.
I have to figure out the square footage of a quonset style roof that's not playing by the rules The building dimensions (rectangular) are 63'x135' the height of the roof is 9.25'. It not an entire Quonset, It's that style of roof,(curved). There are concrete block walls 10' up to the metal roof.
Thank you!
Todd Answered by Harley Weston. 





A fantasy football league 
20150611 

From Jason: Hello. We have a fantasy football league with 14 teams. The season is 13 weeks long and we would like to figure out a way to have two divisions of seven teams each with each team playing their interdivision opponents twice. Is there a way to set this up? I cannot seem to find a way to do it. Thanks! Answered by Victoria West. 





Team selection 
20150413 

From Peter: I manage a football team with a list of 28 players.
Only 24 can play each game.
The season is 16 games.
How do I fairly select 24 players each week. Answered by Robert Dawson. 





A 10foot piece of PVC pipe 
20141021 

From David: A plumber has a 10foot piece of PVC pipe. How many 9/5foot pieces can be cut from the 10foot piece ? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Fantasy football league 
20130618 

From Chris: Hello,
I am the commissioner of a fantasy football league. In this week, we play all 17 weeks of the season. It's a 12 team league, and we play each team twice. To do that, we have 5 "double header" weeks, which means you play 2 different teams. I am struggling to come up with a schedule to make this work. Does anyone have a solution? Answered by Victoria West. 





The square footage of a 17 inch by 17 inch tile 
20130518 

From Leroy: How do I calculate the square footage of a 17inch by 17 inch tile Answered by Penny Nom. 





Throwing a football 
20110208 

From Janet: a football is thrown into the air from 2 meters high. After 1 second it is 6.9 meters high. After another second it is 2 meters high. How high is it after 1.02 seconds and .05 seconds? when will it reach 5.136 meters? I am not sure how to extract the numbers I need and what equations to use them in? Answered by Stephen La Rocque. 





How much concrete do I order? 
20100501 

From Carol: We are having a block foundation installed under our house that measures 80ftX28ft and I need to know how to figure out how much concrete to order. The footer will be 12 inches wide and 4 inches deep all the way around the house. How do I figure the square footage of my house? I know area = LxW but do I double that since there 4 sides to my house? Answered by Penny Nom. 





A 5 foot strip around a building 
20090820 

From Robert: I am having a problem at work that I am hoping someone can help me figure out. I have a pest control company and we are pretreating the soil for a new hospital being built. The company that we are working has asked to also treat a 5 foot strip around the entire building and for us to get paid we need to figure out what the square footage of this 5 foot strip around the building that we are treating. The structure being built is a hospital and as you can imagine the building has all kinds of nooks and offsets and even some of the wall are cruved more like a circle. I already know the square footage of the building itself because they gave us this information. The square footage of the building is 120,000 SqFt. I would greatly appreciate if someone can help me figure out the square footage of a 5 foot strip around a 120,000 SqFt building who's walls have a lot of insets and odd shapes. I don't if someone can figure out the square footage of the 5 foot strip with the information I gave. I would greatly appreciate any help that you can give me. I need this information for work because we charge for pretreatment of soil by the square footage of the area to be treated and I need this information so that I don't over charge the company we are working for or so I don't cheat myself either. Any and all help we be greatly appreciated because I don't know who else that can help me. Answered by Victoria West. 





A football schedule 
20090814 

From Bill: I am having trouble with a football schedule that has two divisions of five teams each, 15 and 610. 15 will play against each other in the first 4 weeks and also the the last 4 weeks with teams 610 completing the middle of the schedule. The schedule is 13 weeks. Thank you for your time Answered by Chris Fisher and Victoria West. 





A degreaser for a fish tank 
20090723 

From charlie: I have a tank that is 10 feet in diameter that I want to put floating degreaser in.The rate for the degreaser is 1/2 gallon per square foot of surface water.How do I figure out how many gallons I need? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Pounds per square foot 
20090404 

From kevin: Ineed to know the pds per sq ft of a machine that weighs 1,550 pds and measures 78.5 inches long x 32 inches wide. Answered by Harley Weston. 





The amount of concrete in a football stand 
20090130 

From jacques: A football stand 150 yd long has 20 tiers of seats; each tier has a rise of 2ft and tread of 3ft.Its construction of reinforced concrete with a cross section as shown. Find the amount of the material used in its construction. Answered by Penny Nom. 





Square footage 
20090120 

From david: 15 3 5/8 x 18 7" Answered by Penny Nom. 





The cost of a steel plate 
20081105 

From Tammie: What is the formula to calculate the following:
I have a plate of steel that is 1/4" x 48" x 192" at a price of $15.23 per square foot
What is the formula to calculate the cost if I only use 1/4" x 471/4" x 681/8" of that steel plate? Answered by Penny Nom. 





A football field covered in garbage 
20081017 

From AMie: a small city produces 500,000 cubic ft of garbage per week. If all of this garbage were stacked neatly (in a nice vertical pile) on a 100yard by 60yard football field, how high would the pile be (in feet)? Answered by Penny Nom. 





A four sided lot 
20080709 

From michelle: the front is 65.29
left side 162.26
the back 155.00
right side 101.01
right angle=50.00
left angle= 153.30 Answered by Harley Weston. 





Pounds per cubic foot 
20080708 

From Peter: A column has a diameter of 42 feet, a height of 40 feet, and weighs 15 tons. What is the mean number of pounds per cubic foot? Answered by Penny Nom. 





90% of gross leaseable footage 
20080607 

From Rosalind: 90% of gross leaseable footage in the shopping center, being 394,577, excluding that square footage leased by major anchor tenants, being 284,747. Would you deduct the 284,747 from the 394,577, then multiply by the 90%. Or would you multiply the 394,577 by the 90%, then deduct the 284,747? Answered by Penny Nom. 





The volume of a footing 
20080323 

From Brett: You need to pour an 8"x16" footing that is 100ft. long. At a cost of
$65 per cubic yard, how much will this cost?
(A) $205 or less
(B) more than $205, but less than $220
(C) $220 to $235
(D) more than $235 Answered by Penny Nom. 





Parametric equations 
20080305 

From kumi: I have made a picture of a football pass 45 degrees with 30yds and height of 7ft and 4ft. But I am just stuck there. I have stared at the worksheet for soo long. I have no idea how to solve this, and I don't even know where this is going (I don't understand how parametric equations work). Can you help me with this problem?
1.The quarterback of a football team releases a pass at a height, h, of 7ft above the playing field, and the football is caught by a reciever at a height of 4ft, 30yds directly downfield. The pass is released at an angle of 45 degrees with the horizontal with an initial velocity of vo. The parametric equations for the position of the football at time t are given, in general, by x(t)=(vo cosθ)t and y=h+(vo sinθ)t16t^2.
a. find the initial velocity of the football when it is released
b. write the specific set of parametric equations for the path of the football
c.use a graphing calculator to graph the path of the football and approximate its maximum height
d. find the time the reciever has to position himself after the quarterback releases the football Answered by Harley Weston. 





What is the outside footage of a 50 acre parcel square? 
20080207 

From dan: what is the outside footage of a 50 acre parcel square Answered by Penny Nom. 





The square footage of a property 
20071130 

From Warren: The west property line is 240' long with a 90degree angle to the south property line.
The south property line is 493' long with a 90degree angle to the east property line.
The east boundary is 165' long.
The length of the north property line is not known but it is a straight line from the north end of the east property line to the north end of the west property line.
Could you please tell me the total square feet and how many acres?
And how you calculated the answer Answered by Penny Nom. 





A triangular lot 
20071017 

From Brian: Seeking the square footage of a triangular property lot, dimensions are: 620 X 620X 720. Answered by Penny Nom and Melanie Tyrer. 





Is there a way I can calculate correct square footage for odd shapes? 
20070831 

From Tom: I manage a golf course, and we are about to over seed the course for the upcoming winter months. We will be over seeding all greens, fairways, and tee boxes. Noone of the area that we will be placing seed on is a regular shape. The closest shapes they would be is a circle, rectangle or square, but most of them are all odd CURVED shapes. I know what the equation is for Square ft., and I know how many Square ft. are in an acre, but I need to be precise with the amount of seed I order. Is there a way I can calculate correct square footage for odd shapes. Answered by Harley Weston. 





The area of a five sided lot 
20070819 

From Karyn: I have been looking at your site, but I am still confused as to how to
figure out the exact square footage of my irregular lot (since it is a gradual fan
lot from the front, and triangles out in the back). Answered by Harley Weston. 





Angle of depression to a football 
20070815 

From Tosin: The angle of depression to a football from the top of building 10m high
is 17 degrees. Find the distance of the ball from the foot of the building. Answered by Stephen La Rocque. 





A football stand 
20070719 

From jean: a football stand 150 yd. long has 20 tiers of seats; each has a rise of 2 ft. and tread of 3 ft. it constructed of reinforced concrete with a cross section of 36*54. find the amount of material used in its construction. Answered by Harley Weston. 





Area of a pentagonal lot 
20070509 

From Mimi: I would like to know the square footage of a pentagon with the
following measurements:
Property is .43 of an Acre
Front: 57.11'
NW: 105.78'
S: 120'
SE: 145'
E: 102.86'
I don't want you to try to show me how to work thru the problem since
I will never comprehend it. For some reason, I am unable to perform these
kinds of equations. I will greatly appreciate your help. Answered by Penny Nom. 





What will our square footage size be after appropriation? 
20070317 

From Melissa: I have a rectangular lot of 110.0 feet by 396.0 feet. When we sell the District will take 2.38 meters off the front for appropriation. I believe we currently have a 1 acre lot? What will our sqaure footage size be after appropriation?
Thanks,
Melissa Answered by Penny Nom. 





Kicking a field goal 
20070313 

From san: A football player attempts a field goal by kicking the football. The ball follows
the path modelled by the equation h= 4.9^2+10t+3, where h is the height of the
ball above the ground in metres, and t is the time since the ball was kicked
in seconds.
*the ball must clear the uprights for the field goal to count. The uprights are approximately
5 m high. How long does the ball stay above 5 m in height? Answered by Penny Nom. 





The square footage of an irregular lot 
20061207 

From Lori: If I have a rectangular irregular sized lot with the following:
A  110.53' B  159.87' C  127.28' D  165.86'
How do I determine the square footage? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Newton meters and ftlbs 
20061104 

From Michael: What is the correlation between Newton meters and ftlbs of torque? If an engine has 100ftlbs of torque,what would that equate to in Newton meters? Answered by Stephen La Rocque. 





The square footage of my property 
20060917 

From Jack: I have been trying to calculate the square footage of my property, without success. The measurements are below.
Is there a simple formula that can be used based upon the outside parameters? Or, is there a simple way to calculate the square footage? Answered by Stephen La Rocque and Penny Nom. 





The lot is a very odd shape 
20060720 

From Liz: I have a square footage question. I'm looking at buying a piece of land and would like to know how to calculate the square footage of it. The lot is a very odd shape and I have attached a drawing of the lot: Answered by Stephen La Rocque. 





Finding square footage from lengths in inches 
20060714 

From Ann: How do I find out the square footage of a window 45" by 22" and 43" by 35.5"? Answered by Stephen La Rocque. 





A hallway in an old house 
20060506 

From Sabrina: I am trying to determine how many square feet is in a room that is not square or rectangular. It has basically 5 walls of different lengths, it is acutely considered a hallway in an old house, how can I figure out the footage, the Length times Width requires to much wasted materials Answered by Penny Nom. 





If the perimeter of a square is 1 foot, what is its area? 
20060427 

From Larry: If the perimeter of a square is 1 foot, its area is how many square inches? Answered by Stephen La Rocque. 





How many gallons in a cubic foot? 
20060424 

From Jana: How many gallons in a cubic foot? Answered by Stephen La Rocque. 





The square footage of an area in my backyard 
20060317 

From Kim: I need to find out how to calculate the square footage of an area in my backyard that is in the shape of a "slice of pie". There are two sides that are straight lines that come together at the top to form a point, and then at the bottom is a curved line that joins the two other lines together. I need to figure out how to calculate the square footage that is inside the area. Answered by Penny Nom. 





How do I calculate feet and inches to sq ft? 
20060109 

From Rebecca: How do I calculate feet and inches to sq ft? Answered by Penny Nom. 





What shape do I say a football is? 
20051114 

From Peter: I am a 43 year old man. I am no longer in school, I have a bachelors degree. I like to tell stories about sports in ways to make people think about the amount of time they devote to the sports. For example, while attending a church in Chicago on the north side, I would pass by Wrigley field.
I began to call it the church of the flying orb or sphere. Now if I want to tell a similar story about football (not soccer), what shape do I say a football is? Answered by Chris Fisher. 





The length of a lot 
20050828 

From Billy: If I have 3 acres and the front is 300 ft across how many feet would I go down the sides to equal 3 acres? Answered by Penny Nom. 





My fantasy football league 
20050816 

From Jim: I have to make a schedule for my fantasy football league. There are 10 teams in the league and we play a 13 week season. The challenge is we want to play each team only once during the first 10 weeks. This way no team will play another team twice without having played each team at least once. Is this possible? Answered by Penny Nom. 





How many tiles do I need? 
20050720 

From Jeannette: I am putting up backsplash tile in my kitchen and I need to know how many tiles I would need to use for about 45 square feet using 4x4 tiles. Answered by Penny Nom. 





The size of a lot 
20050609 

From Bob: Is it possible to determine the square footage and acreage of a residential lot that's straight on 3 sides, and triangular on the 4th side?
As shown in the crude sketch below, the two legs of the triangle at the back end of the lot are 61' and 62'. Answered by Penny. 





A triangular lot 
20050521 

From Linda: I am looking to purchase a piece of property, and I need some help trying
to figure out the square footage of the land. I know that
normally if I multiply the length and width I could get my answer. However,
this piece of land is an odd shape and has 3 measurements. Can you
please help me.
The measurements for this piece of land is:
97.8'
201.2'
139.7' Answered by Penny Nom. 





A square footage problem 
20041019 

From Jerome: I have a peice of property that is almost a triangle but not exactly about 280 frontage with the side lines at 228 and 237
I was told I had about one acre plus a little, a developer says I have 33,000 sq ft. and I would like to know what the real result is Answered by Penny Nom. 





The area of a lot 
20040822 

From Cassie: I'm in the process of purchasing some land and I'm trying to figure out the square footage of the property. Unfortunately, it's be a while since I had to remember this type of formula. The property is 140 ft on left side, across the back it is 220.61 ft, the right side is 167.52 ft, the frontage is 105 ft. Answered by Penny Nom. 





2.79 acres 
20040811 

From Helen: What would the square footage be of 2.79 acres? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Area of a lot 
20040617 

From Mike: Could you please figure out the square footage and acreage of my lot? One side is 228 feet, another is 150 feet, another is 80 feet, and the last side is 164 feet. My house is in the middle and it is 62 feet by 37 feet. Is that subtracted from the total? I would like to know this when I have to buy fertilizer.
Answered by Penny Nom. 





Twelve acres 
20040113 

From Heather: I am looking at buying a property that includes 12 Acres of land and I am trying to visualize what this size is equivalent to. I have searched your site and figured out how many square feet it is but I was hoping that you could apply 12 Acres to something tangible, like a football field! Answered by Penny Nom. 





The square footage of an acre 
20040112 

From Paul: What is the square footage of an acre of land assuming all four sides are
equal in length. Answered by Penny Nom. 





The crosssection of a football field 
20030525 

From Francis: Have you ever walked on a football field covered with artificial turf? If so, you probably noticed that the field is not flat. The profile of the surface is arched and highest in the centre, permitting rainwater to drain away quickly. height from base to highest point 45.75 centimetres distance of the field 50 metres a) The diagram shows the profile of an actual field, viewed from the end of the field. Assuming that the crosssection is a parabola, find the algebraic model that describes this shape. b) Use your equation to determine the distance from the sidelines where the field surface is 20 cm above the base line. Answered by Harley Weston. 





Gallons of rain 
20030425 

From Jocelyn: If you have a surface of 6500 square feet and 1 inch of rain falls on the surface, how many gallons of water does this equal? Answered by Penny Nom. 





A schedule for a fantasy football league 
20020901 

From Steve: i am in a ten(10) team league, split evenly into two five team divisions. we play a thirteen(13) game schedule and would like to play each team in your own division twice, and each team in the other division once. according to my rudimentary mathematics that equals 13 games. a good schedule should look somthing like this: team 15 = division 1 team 610 = division 2 team 1 should play teams 25 twice and teams 610 once. Answered by Claude Tardif. 





How many gallons of water in a cubic foot? 
20020414 

From Richard: I am tring to find out how many gallons of water in a cubic foot. Answered by Penny Nom. 





Sodding the yard 
20020408 

From Craig: my parents want to lay sod in our back yard. the sod cost $2.00 per square foot. The size of our yard is 20x20 and 26x41 Answered by Penny Nom. 





Area of an octagon 
20020401 

From Someone: What is the actual square footage of a 12' octagon? Answered by Penny Nom. 





The price of a carpet 
20010301 

From Amber: i have to calculate the square footage of carpet for me room and im not quite sure how to do that. the carpet is $2.08 per sq. ft. and my room is 12x11ft. Answered by Penny Nom. 





The perimeter of a football field 
20001018 

From Paige: The width of a football field is 67ft greater than the length. The perimeter is 480ft What is the width and length? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Cubic feet and gallons 
19990326 

From Karen Coheley: How many gallons in a cubic ft. ?? Answered by Harley Weston. 





Imperial System of Measurement. 
19970917 

From Judy Pardilla: Please also give the solution to the answers. Thank you.  If a room is 12 feet by 15, how many square yards are there?
 If a single roll of wallpaper will cover 30 square feet, how many single rolls will it take to cover a wall 8' x 15'?
 If ceramic tiles are 8" x 8", how many tiles would it take to cover an area 4' x 6'?
If possible, can you email me a table for imperial measurements. Thank you! Answered by Penny Nom. 

