Math 5: Which Floor Plan Do I Like Best? Part II

Designing an amazing office is one thing, but actually doing it within the laws of physics is a whole other ball game.

5th GradeMath
Elementary and Middle School5th Grade
LanguageEnglish Language

Transcript

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A lot.

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Actually, it's kind of gross…maybe she should get that checked out…

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Anyway, Olive has to do something fast, or her final floor plan is gonna get wet.

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So very reluctantly…

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She gets out her phone and calls her old friend, the architect.

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When he arrives, he takes one look at Olive’s floor plan, whips out his red pen, and asks [Architect sits down at the table]

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Olive what she’s willing to cut.

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Olive cries and says…nothing!

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But the architect tells her that it’s the only way if she wants to put stuff in there

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from the other two.

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The architect starts drawing X’s right on the floor plan.

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Each one is like a knife slashing Olive’s soul.

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He adds that they'll redraw everything once it's mapped out.

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Next, the architect forces Olive to look at her other two floor plans and identify the

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things she wants to incorporate into the final plan. [Olive looking at the plans]

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Each thing Olive wants to incorporate the architect tries to squeeze into one of the

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x-ed out spaces.

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Sometimes it fits fine.

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Other times, not so much.

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And Olive just has to deal with it.

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There are also times where the architect can adjust some other room measurements to make

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room for the new stuff.

01:27

The biggest changes are when the architect has to shift stuff around or slide stuff over

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to make room for new stuff.

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When that happens, the architect draws arrows to show the movement. [Architect making alterations to the plan]

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The architect is also careful to cross out any measurements that are being altered.

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He also rewrites the new measurements above the crossed out ones…

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Before finishing, the architect suggests they add up the lengths and widths of the room.

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They have to be sure everything totals to match the length and width of the office space,

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which is 35 by 30 feet.

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He tells Olive that if it doesn’t fit, they have to go back to the drawing board. [Architect smiling next to a board]

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Olive tells him she’d rather scrap the whole thing, than start all over again. [Olive jumps out the window]

02:03

Who needs a tax office?

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Maybe she’d be happier selling lemonade. [Olive at a lemonade stand with her thumbs up]