# Difference between revisions of "2015 AMC 8 Problems/Problem 1"

## Problem

How many square yards of carpet are required to cover a rectangular floor that is $12$ feet long and $9$ feet wide? (There are 3 feet in a yard.) $\textbf{(A) }12\qquad\textbf{(B) }36\qquad\textbf{(C) }108\qquad\textbf{(D) }324\qquad \textbf{(E) }972$

## Solutions

### Solution 1

First, we multiply $12\cdot9$. To get that you need $108$ square feet of carpet you need to cover. Since there are $9$ square feet in a square yard, you divide $108$ by $9$ to get $12$ square yards, so our answer is $\bold{\boxed{\textbf{(A)}~12}}$.

### Solution 2

Since there are $3$ feet in a yard, we divide $9$ by $3$ to get $3$, and $12$ by $3$ to get $4$. To find the area of the carpet, we then multiply these two values together to get $\boxed{\textbf{(A)}~12}$.

## See Also

 2015 AMC 8 (Problems • Answer Key • Resources) Preceded byFirst Problem Followed byProblem 2 1 • 2 • 3 • 4 • 5 • 6 • 7 • 8 • 9 • 10 • 11 • 12 • 13 • 14 • 15 • 16 • 17 • 18 • 19 • 20 • 21 • 22 • 23 • 24 • 25 All AJHSME/AMC 8 Problems and Solutions

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