7.2.2 Step 8: Dimensions of the Framed Photograph

Activity symbol Activity: What are the Overall Dimensions of the Framed Photograph?

Your last step is to buy the frame to put the photograph and matting in. You must now find the final size of the framed photo.

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Did you start with the final dimensions of the matting? Did you remember to include the width of the frame?

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Answer

Looking back at the information you collected, you chose the border of the frame to be two divided by three of an inch all around. Thus, we must add two divided by three to each side of the length of the matting.

The height we need for the frame is: equation sequence sum with, 3 , summands two divided by three plus two divided by three equals open 15 plus seven divided by 10 close plus two multiplication open two divided by three close equals 17.0 times three macron i times n times c times h times e times s almost equals 17 i times n times c times h times e times s

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Then, add two divided by three to the top and bottom of the matting.

The length we need for the frame is: equation sequence sum with, 3 , summands two divided by three plus two divided by three equals open 27 plus 13 divided by 15 close plus two multiplication open two divided by three close equals 29.2 inches almost equals 29 inches.

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So, we found that the overall dimensions of the framed photograph are approximately 17 inches by 29 inches. Now you can decide where you have the space to hang up your beautiful picture.

In order to decide where to hang up the picture, you need a space that is at least 17 inches in height and 29 inches in length.

7.2.1 Step 7: Measuring the Hole

7.2.3 Step 9: Looking Back