I need to write a java program that to estimate the cost of painting a house, a painter needs to know the surface area of the exterior (assume the doors or windows have uniform size). I am a beginner at programming in java and have run into a lot of trouble trying to write the program).The input are the width,length, and height of the house, the number of windows and doors and their dimensions.

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# java assignment trying to find the surface area of the exterior

Posted 26 March 2013 - 11:31 PM

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## Re: java assignment trying to find the surface area of the exterior

Posted 26 March 2013 - 11:40 PM

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## Re: java assignment trying to find the surface area of the exterior

Posted 27 March 2013 - 12:15 AM

Sorry, this is in 2D, but it's already drawn so I'm not turning back now:

//GET HOUSE SIZE //GET # OF WINDOWS AND DOORS //SUBSTITUTE INTO EQUATION surfaceArea = (houseWidth * houseHeight * 4); surfaceArea -= (numberOfDoors * (doorWidth * doorHeight)); surfaceArea -= (numberOfWindows * (windowWidth * windowHeight));

For a cube house with

**4 walls**.

This post has been edited by **Gungnir**: 27 March 2013 - 12:23 AM

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