# Math help please .!?

Six liters of paint will cover 50 square meters . How many square meters will nine liters cover ?

please explain .

### 3 Answers

- PuzzlingLv 71 month agoFavourite answer
Compare 9 liters to 6 liters.

9/6 = 3/2 = 1.5

So you have 1.5 times as much paint, you would expect to cover 1.5 times as much area.

1.5 * 50 = 75 m²

You could also solve this using a proportion and you should get the same answer.

Think:

(area) / (paint) = (area) / (paint)

50/6 = x/9

25/3 = x/9

x = 9 * 25/3

x = (9/3) * 25

x = 3 * 25

x = 75 m²

- 1 month ago
if you know how much surface area 6 liters of paint covers and you want to know how much surface area 9 liters of paint will cover, you should ask yourself how do I find out how much surface area 1 liter of paint covers.....

that means 6 liters will cover six times as much.

to get from 6 liters to 1 liter divide the surface coverage of 6 liters (50 sq m) by 6

If you know how much surface area 1 liter covers then figuring the coverage of 9 liters is simple multiplication.

(50/6)*9=75 square meters

Source(s): how I solved conversion problems in 3rd grade. - Anonymous1 month ago
75 square meters