### Question #11

Sunday, October 18, 2009
Surface area is very important. We use it in many different kinds of things. Here are some examples on when and where surface area is important.

1) When you want to become a math teacher.
- You would need to use those surface area skills, in order to teach surface area to your students.
2) When you want to become a baker or you just like baking cakes!
-You would need to find the surface area of the cake. So, you know how much icing you're going to put.

3) If you work in a packaging company.
- You would need to know how much material (eg. cardboard) you're going to use in order to pack your items.

4) When you're painting your house.
- Of course, you would need to know how much paint you're going to use! You don't just go to home depot or whatever, to buy random amounts of paint!

5) When you're building a book case/desk.
- You would need to know how much wood you're going to use.

6) If you're painting the bookcase/desk you just built.
- Again, you just don't go and buy random amounts of paint!

7) When you're changing the shingles on your roof.
- You would need to know how many shingles you're going to buy.

8) If you're going to put insulation in your attic or basement.
- You would need to know the surface area in order to know how much insulation you're going to use.
9) When you want to put drywall over that insulation.
-You would need to know how much drywall you're going to use.

10) If you're tiling your bathroom.
-You would need to know how many tiles you're going to use.
- You would need to know how big your window is. So, you have blinds that actually fits your window.
12) If you're planning to have a garden.
-You would need to know how much soil and fertilizers you're going to use.

13) When you want a pool in your back yard
-You want to know if the pool is actually going to fit.
14) If you have a diving board for your pool, you would need stairs for that.
- You would need to know the surface area of the stairs. So you know how much paint you're going to use.Paint the stairs with those grip paints, rustoleum, or what ever.

15) When you're buying a new fridge.
-You would need to know the surface area. So you know if it actually fits through your doors, and the actual spot it's going to be in the kitchen.

16) If you're buying new tires.
-You would need to know if the tires actually fits your vehicle.

17) When you're going to be an architect.
-You would need those surface area skills, so you know if your building will actually fit on the lot.

18) When you buy a Christmas tree.
-You would need to know the surface area of that tree, so you know it fits your living room.

-You would need to know how much wrapper you're going to use.

20) When you're buying a tablecloth.
-You would need to know the surface area of the table, so the cloth fits.