Monday, September 29, 2008

volume of a rectangular area

My brother in law is laying a cement slab this coming weeking. He needs to know how many cubic yards of cement to order. And quess what..... he called me. Here are the dimensions. Can you help me figure it out?

25 feet in length
15 feet in width
4 in deep

How many cubic yards of cement will he need?

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

We are all looking to save on our grocery bill and I am sure you are no different. Let's say we found a great deal (which I did this weekend) and got a turkey for 79 cents a pound. If that turkey was 13 pounds, how much did it cos?

Now let's say we baked it and made some gravy. In our gravy we added 2 cans of soup (1 cream of mushroom and 1 cream of chicken) at 59 cents per can.

Note: We will combine our turkey and gravy.

If our turkey delight made a total of 36 servings, how much did each serving cost?

answer: 32 cents per serving WHAT A DEAL!!