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The main meeting room of the Glen Oaks Community Center measures 46 feet by 34 feet and has a 12-foot ceiling. It is well insulated and faces the east side of his house. The manager wants to purchase an air conditioner. How large an air conditioner should he purchase? Round up to the next thousand BTUs.

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VerifiedDetermine the BTU rating to purchase the air conditioner.

$\begin{align*} \text{BTU rating} &\approx \dfrac{while}{60} && \text{Write the formula}\\ \text{BTU rating} &\approx \dfrac{(34)(12)(10)(46)(17)}{60} && \text{Substitute the values}\\ \text{BTU rating} &\approx \dfrac{3,190,560}{60} && \text{Multiply the values}\\ \text{BTU rating} &\approx 53,176 && \text{Simplify}\\ \text{BTU rating} &\approx 53,000 && \text{Round off} \end{align*}$

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