Gallery Problems

Gallery Problems

Tiling a Floor

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Tiling a Floor

Jack wants to tile a 12 foot by 12 foot room. He is considering two sizes of square tiles. The tiles with side length 34 foot cost $3.89 each. The tiles with side length113 foot cost $8.75 each.

  1. For which size tile will the total cost of tiling the room be less? How much less will it be? Show all your work and explain how you found your answers.
  2. Jack’s friend bought the 113 foot tiles and spent $472.50 on the tiles. How many tiles did she buy?
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