Each can of paint covers 1,000 square inches. What is the fewest number of full cans of paint Marianna will need? Circle the minimum number of cans.
Since Marianna will not paint the back or the bottom surfaces of the ramp, she will only paint the rectangular face on top and the two triangular faces on the sides.
The rectangular face has dimensions of 59.5 inches by 50 inches so its area is
The triangular faces have dimensions of 14 inches by 48 inches so each one has an area of
The total area that Marianna will paint is then
Since each can covers 1,000 square inches and
Write in words how to read each of the following out loud.