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− | First, we multiply <math>12\cdot9</math> to get that you need <math>108</math> square feet of carpet you need to cover. Since there are <math>9</math> square feet in a square yard, you | + | First, we multiply <math>12\cdot9</math> to get that you need <math>108</math> square feet of carpet you need to cover. Since there are <math>9</math> square feet in a square yard, you divide <math>108</math> by <math>9</math> to get <math>12</math> square yards, so our answer is <math>\bold{\boxed{\textbf{(A)}~12}}</math>. |
==Solution 2== | ==Solution 2== |
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How many square yards of carpet are required to cover a rectangular floor that is feet long and feet wide? (There are 3 feet in a yard.)
Solution
First, we multiply to get that you need square feet of carpet you need to cover. Since there are square feet in a square yard, you divide by to get square yards, so our answer is .
Solution 2
Since there are feet in a yard, we divide by to get , and by to get . To find the area of the carpet, we then multiply these two values together to get .
See Also
2015 AMC 8 (Problems • Answer Key • Resources) | ||
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