Question by  tracyl (1)

How does a carpenter use algebra?

I need to know how algebra is practical in that line of work.


Answer by  rhelt (461)

Here is a practical example. Algebra can be used to determine what dimensions to use to make a box with a given volume and use the least material possible.


Answer by  Knhalcomb (105)

A carpenter uses algebra in order to calculate the area of a space in order to buy supplies, calculate estimates for jobs, measure and cut supplies need to correctly to a job. A carpenter will also use algebra to build and estimate space needed for installation of appliances and objects.

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