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Annenberg Learner: Math in Daily Life: Home Decorating

It’s always a good idea to know how something is going to work in everyday life. This interactive shows how geometry is used in different aspects of home decorating.When you are figuring out how much carpet you’ll need, it’s not a daunting task if you are figuring the area of squares and rectangles. Just multiply the length times the width of the area you want to cover. If your floor plan has some circular areas, it’s a little trickier. Use the information here to calculate how much floor covering to buy.

courtesy of Knovation