Tina’s rectangular living-room floor measures
How many square feet of carpet will Tina need to cover the entire floor?
If it helps, draw a diagram. Find the area of the rectangle that represents the floor. A rectangle labeled, length, 18 feet, and width, 15 feet.
270 square feet
The carpet Tina likes is sold by the square yard. How many square yards will she need? (
There are two ways to solve part (b). You can take your answer from part (a) and divide it by the number of square feet
in a square yard, or you can convert the dimensions of the room into yards and then multiply.
If you use the first method, remember to convert your units properly. A square yard is
feet by feet, or square feet. The same rectangle labeled, 18 feet = 6 yards, and width labeled, 15 feet = 5 yards.