### Question #11

Sunday, October 18, 2009
List places or situations in which surface area is important:

Buying a house or renting an area - apartment, space, etc.
*In case you need to know how big is the house or space. People usually needs to know the size of the rooms for them to pay for it and buy it.

Painting a room or a house.
*You need to know how much paint you're going to buy and use to paint whatever space you need to paint.

*You first need the area of the space where you're going to put the table and then the area of the people so you know if it's going to fit in the space.

*You need the are of the space where you're going to put the carpet and how much carpet you will need to cover up the space.

Growing grass.
*If you're planning to grow grass in let's say your backyard with no grass at all and you want to cover it all. You have to know the area of your backyard to know how much grass you will have to put on it to cover it.

Building a house.
*You need to know the area of the lot (space where you're building the house)

Putting curtains or blinds.
* You need to know the area of the window you're going to cover and the (size length and width) of the blinds or curtains you need.

Tiling pools .or washrooms.
* You need to know the area of the washroom and the number of tiles you need.

Making a dress or any kinds of clothes for someone.
* You need to know the measurements of the person and the amount of fabric you will need.

Baking (brownies, cakes, etc.)
* You need to know the size of the pan, especially when your baking or making something that needs a baking pan. You need to know the size of the baking pan.

Building a pool.
*You need to know if the pool will actually fit and like how much you're going to dig for it to fit. You also need to know how much water you're going to put in the pool.

Wrapping presents.
*You need to know how much you're going to have to wrap and how much you need to cover it up.

When you're planning to decorate a space for a celebration.
*You need to know the area of the space you need to decorate to know how much decorations you need.

Watering plants.
*You need to know the size of whatever you're watering (for example: your lawn), you need to know how much water you need to water the whole thing.

*Just like watering your lawn. If you want to cover the whole lawn with fertilizer you have to know the size of your lawn to know how much fertilizer you need.

*There are lots of examples here where you need to find area. First is the car, if you have lots of people and you are bringing lots of stuff with you, you need a car that will fit the car and to know how much stuff you can bring and how many people can go. Second, is the distance to where you are going.