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casino281

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Aug 22, 2012
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I am studying for BTEC level 2 maths.

I need some guidance on solving a maths question.

How many carpet tiles measuring 50cm x 50 cm would fit a floor 3.1meters by 2.9 meters

I thought to convert meters to cm = 310cm x 290 cm = 89900 cm squared

then divide by 50cm x 50cm = 2500 sq cm = 35.96

Is this correct please

thanks(Smile)
 

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Jan 26, 2012
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Hi casino281,

Welcome to MHB. I'm a little confused about your thread title. Is your name Clive?

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SuperSonic4

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Mar 1, 2012
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I am studying for BTEC level 2 maths.

I need some guidance on solving a maths question.

How many carpet tiles measuring 50cm x 50 cm would fit a floor 3.1meters by 2.9 meters

I thought to convert meters to cm = 310cm x 290 cm = 89900 cm squared

then divide by 50cm x 50cm = 2500 sq cm = 35.96

Is this correct please

thanks(Smile)
Hey, welcome to the forums (Talking), glad you found us.

Your working and arithmetic are fine, typically this sort of question demands a whole number as an answer so I'd go with 35 since we only deal with whole numbers of tiles (in reality of course you'd use 36 and cut off 0.04 but they don't like that (Rofl))

edit: Is quarter to two really the best time to be doing maths problems? (Wink)
 

CaptainBlack

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Jan 26, 2012
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Hey, welcome to the forums (Talking), glad you found us.

Your working and arithmetic are fine, typically this sort of question demands a whole number as an answer so I'd go with 35 since we only deal with whole numbers of tiles (in reality of course you'd use 36 and cut off 0.04 but they don't like that (Rofl))

edit: Is quarter to two really the best time to be doing maths problems? (Wink)
If you are not allowed to cut the tiles 35 is the largest number of whole tiles you can use, If you have to tile the whole area 36 are sufficient with a piece of area 0.01 m^2 left over.

CB