A countertop is 18 feet long and 5 feet wide.Part 1 out of 2What is the area of the countertop in square meters? Use the conversion 1 foot = 0.305 meter. Round your final answer to 2 decimal places.The countertop is square meters.

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Answer:The countertop is Β 8.37 square metersStep-by-step explanation:LetL ----> the length of the countertopW ----> the width of the countertopwe know thatThe area of rectangle (countertop) is equal to[tex]A=LW[/tex]we have[tex]L=18\ ft\\W=5\ ft[/tex]Remember that[tex]1\ ft=0.305\ m[/tex]To convert feet to meters multiply by 0.305so[tex]L=18\ ft=18(0.305)=5.49\ m[/tex][tex]W=5\ ft=5(0.305)=1.525\ m[/tex]Find the area in square meters[tex]A=(5.49)(1.525)[/tex][tex]A=8.37\ m^2[/tex]