# The Bricklayer Formula

### written by: Daniel Narcyz / November-December 2014

## Introduction

This purpose of this project is to find how many bricks there would be on the wall using the bricklayers formula. We had to find out the Length the Height and using this measurements to find out how many brick there were on the wall using the bricklayers formula. We counted the actual number of bricks on the wall and compared it to the bricklayers formula answer.

## Measuring the wall

We took 2 yard sticks and lined them up to create one large yard stick. When we measured the walls height in inches, we found that it was 60 inches tall. We needed to convert these 60 inches into feet and we got 5 feet. Next we measured the length of the wall by flipping the sticks and measuring the other way and we got 74 inches, now we converted the 74 inches into feet and we got 6.2 feet.

## counting the bricksWe had to count how many bricks there on the wall. What I counted was that the wall contains 180 bricks. But some of the bricks were different sizes so I thought that two little bricks equal to a big one, but then when I asked Mrs.Lemos she said that every brick no matter if it was small or big it counted as one. Then that's how I found out that the wall had 180 bricks on it. | ## measuring the height of the wall. I measured the height of the wall and it was 60 inches tall (5 feet tall) while I was measuring the height of the wall I noticed that some of the bricks were different sizes. | ## countingI had to count the amount of bricks on the wall. we also had to estimate the number of bricks on the wall using the bricklayers formula! |

## counting the bricks

We had to count how many bricks there on the wall. What I counted was that the wall contains 180 bricks. But some of the bricks were different sizes so I thought that two little bricks equal to a big one, but then when I asked Mrs.Lemos she said that every brick no matter if it was small or big it counted as one. Then that's how I found out that the wall had 180 bricks on it.

## measuring the height of the wall.

## N=7LH

## comparison

the number of bricks in the formula which is 7xLxH which N equals to 217

they are not exactly the same because some of the bricks on the wall are not the same size.

the number of bricks according to the bricklayers formula is 217.

the number of bricks that I counted on the wall was 180 and using the formula it is 217. the difference of bricks is 37. this is probably because some of the bricks are different sizes.

it is not close enough to the right answer so what we need to do is change the number 7 into 6 and then we are close enough to 180. it would be 186