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Building a hexagon enclosure 2017-02-26
From Kenneth:
Hello, I have a question for you. I have a special needs daughter and I want to install a ceiling fan into her room. The fan is 42 inches in diameter. I would like to build a wooden hexagon enclosure to protect the fan. I would like the enclosure to be at least 2 inches wider than the fan on each side measuring from flat surface across to flat surface. How do I figure out the length of each panel so that I can miter them and assemble it? Thank you for your time.
Answered by Penny Nom.
The width of a 300 foot long rectangular acre 2016-09-21
From Debbie:
If 2 sides of a 1 acre plot is 300 feet each what are the other 2 sides? The acre is a rectangle.
Answered by Penny Nom.
Cutting a hexagon from a disk 2014-04-05
From Paul:
I am a machinist and sometimes need to make a hex from round material.
If I know the distance of the flat sides opposite one another of my hex, how can I calculate the size of material I need to turn to give me the right diameter to finish the part with six sides?

Answered by Penny Nom.
A 23 acre airport runway 2012-02-21
From Ron:
I have a 23 acre plot. If it were in a straight line, would it be enough distance for a plane to take off and land if the plane needed 1 mile?
Answered by Robert Dawson and Penny Nom.
The dimensions of a rectangle 2012-01-06
From joseph:
The perimeter of a rectangle is 72 inches. The length of the rectangle is three more than 2 times the width of the rectangle. What is the length of the rectangle? Write and solve an equation to determine the dimension of the rectangle.
Answered by Penny Nom.
The width of a regular octagon 2010-04-14
From Denise:
I need to know the measurement of an octagon on the inside from flat side to side side, not angle to angle, where the sides are 10 feet long.
Answered by Penny Nom.
Linear feet into Square feet 2009-06-04
From Vickie:
Hoe do I change 10 linear feet into square feet?
Answered by Janice Cotcher.
The width of a rectangle 2009-05-19
From Stacey:
If the length of rectangle is fixed at 29 cm, what widths will make the perimeter greater than 82 cm?
Answered by Penny Nom.
One acre of land 2009-01-31
From michelle:
Can you tell me how many feet in length would it be for a acre if the land is 155 feet wide. Thank You! michelle
Answered by Penny Nom.
A standard bill on a highway 2008-12-19
From Stephanie:
A standard bill on a highway has a perimeter of 14 feet. the length of the bill board is 6 feet greater than triple the width. What is the length? what is the width?
Answered by Robert Dawson and Penny Nom.
Hexadecagon 2008-07-09
From Dave:
I would like to know at what length and angle I would cut wood to make a Hexadecagon.
Answered by Penny Nom.
The length and width of a rectangle 2008-06-11
From gregg:
the perimeter of a rectangle is 70 feet. the ratio of length to width is 4:3. how would i calculate the length of the height and width?
Answered by Penny Nom.
Find a way to represent the length and width of the box. 2008-05-25
From Angela:
The volume of a box that is two inches high can be represented by V=2X^2-20x+32. Find a way to represent the length and width of the box. (Hint: you will need to use factoring).
Answered by Stephen La Rocque.
A width-to-length ratio of 2 : 3 2008-03-11
From Stephanie:
The national flag of France has a width-to-length ratio of 2 : 3. What is the width of an 18-inch long French flag?
Answered by Penny Nom.
The dimensions of a rectangle 2007-12-22
From Justin:
I'm trying to find the width of a rectangle. I have its area and its height. The area is 32 inches square and the width is 4 feet (48 inches). Can someone help explain this to me?
Answered by Penny Nom.
The dimensions of a rectangle 2007-12-12
From tara:
The length if a rectangle is 5 feet less than twice its width. The perimeter of the rectangle is 38 feet. let w represent the width. write an equation for the perimeter of the rectangle in terms of w. Then solve the equation to find the length and width o the rectangle.
Answered by Penny Nom.
The width of a rectangle 2007-11-07
From BJ:
The perimeter of a rectangular field is yards. If the length of the field is yards, what is its width?
Answered by Penny Nom.
Determine the width and height 2006-10-12
From Roshawn:
If I am given the length of 73" and the girth of 11" and am trying to determine the width and height. How would I do this?
Answered by Stephen La Rocque.
Two word problems 2006-10-02
From Eve:

1. A surveyor's map shows a plan for the rectangular rose garden whose area is
a2+25ab-350b2. Find an algebraic expression for the length and width. If a=20 ft and b=10 feet, find the actual dimensions of the garden.

2.A square is enclosed in a circle. The area of the square is (4r2-32r+64)sq cm and the area of the circle is 484r2 sq cm. Write a polynomial in factored form to represent the difference of the two areas.

Answered by Stephen La Rocque.
How long and how wide is the table? 2006-02-02
From A student:
the perimeter of a table is 24 feet. the table is twice as long as it is wide. how long and how wide is the table?
Answered by Penny Nom.
Th dimensions of a garden 2005-02-09
From Rebecca:
Nate's garden has a perimeter of 34 meters and an area of 72 square meters. What are the dimensions of the garden?
Answered by Penny Nom.
A line from the center of the patch to the periphery 2005-01-01
From Sandrine:
I am currently researching a patch disease of grasses. These patches are roughly circular. I need a term for a line from the center of the patch to the periphery. Since the patches are not perfectly circular, my supervisors tell me I cannot use the word 'radius'. What else could I use?
Answered by Denis Hanson and Harley Weston.
The dimsenions of a room 2004-05-18
From Estella:
I have a room that is rectangular the area is 159.5 feet, the perimeter is 51 feet what would the dimensions of the room.
Answered by Penny Nom.
The dimensions of a box 2002-12-03
From Paula:
My son, who is in secondary school, needs to make a box with the inside dimensions of 1.25 cubic feet. It's supposed to be more in the shape of a rectangle than a square.

I would like to know the equation to use to find the inside dimensions of a box if I know how many cubic feet (or inches) I need the inside to be.

Answered by Penny Nom.
Two ferry boats 2001-03-25
From Gil:
Two ferry boats leave from opposite shores. One is faster than the other. They meet 720 yards from the nearest shore. They proceed to destination and upon returning they meet 400 yards from the other shore. What is the exact width of the river.
Answered by Penny Nom.
Rotation 2001-01-25
From A student:
If I have a rectangle 2inches long and 4 inches wide and I rotate the rectangle 45 degrees will the length still be 2 inches?
Answered by Penny Nom.
How wide is the well? 1999-11-24
From Chris Baranski:
There is a well and in the well there are 2 sticks one is 2 meters long the other is 3 meters long and they are opposite to each other. They are leaning against the wall of the well. The place where they touch is 1 meter of the bottom of the well. How wide is the well?
Answered by Chris Fisher.
Perimeter 1999-08-15
From Mel Nordan:
The length of a rectangle is IS 3 1/2 times its width. Its perimeter is 108cm. Find its length and width. Choices for the width: 12,18,24
Answered by Penny Nom.
Girth 1999-05-26
From Carolyn Bulkley:
I am trying to explain to my son (who is in the 8th grade) how to figure girth. I'm afraid I have just confused him. Is there a simply formula to figure the girth of a box.

for example: I have a box that is 27" L X 22" W X 21" H.
Answered by Penny Nom.

A Hexagon 1998-09-22
From Lee Curtis:
Could someone calculate this for me?
If a hexagon is 38 feet 8 inches across, how wide would each of the six sides be?

Thank you,
Lee Curtis
Answered by Chris Fisher and Harley Weston.




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