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

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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 (ProblemsAnswer KeyResources)
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First Problem
Followed by
Problem 2
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