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    Kristin Irwin

    Hi Tamara, You are correct in your math but remember to always read the exceptions in the code. In this case, there is an exception for the sprinkler for both the stair width and door. You should be multiplying .2 for the stair and .15 for the door based on the exception... so 5'-0 for the stair widths and 3'-9" for the door. 

    Also, some of the demo exam questions are answered in the handbook with explanations (located on the NCARB website under pass the ARE - format - on the right side of the page under resources). This particular question is in the PDD section pg 123-124. The demo exam has a mixture of questions from all the exam divisions, so you may need to do some digging. 

    Hope this helps. 

     

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    Kathryn O'Regan

    Also gut check your answers for how realistic they are.  The door is drawn as a single leaf, so a 5' wide door is not very realistic.  

    +1 to reading through the handbook and taking time to understand the explanations.

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    Tamara Hybertson

    Thanks for all of the input. I took the exam yesterday and got to experience the new format. 

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    Aleksandar Stojkovic

    By the way, the max door leaf width is 4'-0" as per section IBC 1010.1.1.

    So that would also eliminate some of the answers as Kathryn was saying above.

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