Reviewing The Greatest Common Factor

Square Tiles on the Grid

Work Time

Square Tiles on the Grid

  • Explore the interactive by trying square tiles of different sizes.
     
  • Answer these questions:
    • Which square tiles will exactly cover a 12 × 18 rectangular grid?
    • What do you notice about the square tiles that will exactly cover the 12 × 18 rectangular grid?
    • What is the largest square tile that will exactly cover the 12 × 18 rectangular grid?

INTERACTIVE: Rectangular Grid

Hint:

The numbers 12 and 18 are both even. Do you think 2-unit squares will exactly cover this rectangle?