Painting the White House- Finding the Surface Area of a Rectangular Prism
Let’s say the President calls you one morning and asks you for a favor. The paint on the White House is starting to fade and peel, and he needs someone who can repaint the whole thing. Are you up for the task?
1. Do some research. What are the dimensions of the White House? How do these dimensions vary?
2. Using the information above, calculate the total surface area of the White House
3. How much paint are you actually going to need? is this number equal to the total surface area? Why or why not?
4. Assuming you use gallon cans of Diamond Vogel Permacryl paint, how much is going to cost to paint the White House?