If an office is 12 feet by 16 feet with 8 foot ceilings and I have 4 feet by 8 feet paneling sheets for the walls, not the ceiling for 4 walls. How many panels do I need?

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If an office is 12 feet by 16 feet with 8 foot ceilings and I have 4 feet by 8 feet paneling sheets for the walls, not the ceiling for 4 walls. How many panels do I need?

the answer is two. hope this !

u = -(6/7)w

step-by-step explanation:

place all values with 'u' on one side of the equation.

4u + 8w = - 3u + 2w

4u + 3u = 2w - 8w

further simplify the equation by solving the addition and subtraction.

7u = - 6w

make 'u' the independent variable by placing its co-efficient on the right-hand side.

u = - (6/7)w

14 panels

Step-by-step explanation:

Area of four walls is given by 2*(length + width)*height

Given dimension

Length = 16 feet

width = 12 feet

height = 8 feet

Thus, area of four walls of office = 2(16+12)8= 448

dimension of paneling sheets

length = 8 feet

width = 4 feet

area of paneling sheets = 8*4 = 32 sq. feet

Let the number of paneling sheets required by n

thus, total area of n paneling sheets = n*area of paneling sheets = 32n

This, area of paneling sheets (32n) should be same as 448 area of four walls

as given " I have 4 feet by 8 feet paneling sheets for the walls"

thus,

32n = 448

n = 448/32 = 14

Thus, 14 panels are needed.