







Building a hexagon enclosure 
20170226 

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 
20160921 

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 
20140405 

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 
20120221 

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 
20120106 

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 
20100414 

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 
20090604 

From Vickie: Hoe do I change 10 linear feet into square feet? Answered by Janice Cotcher. 





The width of a rectangle 
20090519 

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 
20090131 

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 
20081219 

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 
20080709 

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 
20080611 

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. 
20080525 

From Angela: The volume of a box that is two inches high can be represented by V=2X^220x+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 widthtolength ratio of 2 : 3 
20080311 

From Stephanie: The national flag of France has a widthtolength ratio of 2 : 3. What is the width of an 18inch long French flag? Answered by Penny Nom. 





The dimensions of a rectangle 
20071222 

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 
20071212 

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 
20071107 

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 
20061012 

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 
20061002 

From Eve:
1. A surveyor's map shows a plan for the rectangular rose garden whose area is
a^{2}+25ab350b^{2}. 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 (4r^{2}32r+64)sq cm and the area of the circle is 484r^{2} 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? 
20060202 

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 
20050209 

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 
20050101 

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 
20040518 

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 
20021203 

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 
20010325 

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 
20010125 

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? 
19991124 

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 
19990815 

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 
19990526 

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 
19980922 

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. 

