Summer is Coming! Join the Game of Timers Competition to Win Epic Prizes. Registration is Open. Game starts Mon July 1st.

 It is currently 20 Jul 2019, 04:53

### GMAT Club Daily Prep

#### Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track
Your Progress

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

# How many squares with sides 1/2 inch long are needed to cover a rectan

 new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics
Author Message
TAGS:

### Hide Tags

Math Expert
Joined: 02 Sep 2009
Posts: 56303
How many squares with sides 1/2 inch long are needed to cover a rectan  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

02 Nov 2017, 23:08
1
4
00:00

Difficulty:

45% (medium)

Question Stats:

69% (01:56) correct 31% (01:52) wrong based on 159 sessions

### HideShow timer Statistics

How many squares with sides 1/2 inch long are needed to cover a rectangle that is 6 feet long and 4 feet wide? (1 foot = 12 inches)

(A) 24
(B) 96
(C) 3,456
(D) 13,824
(E) 14,266

_________________
Senior PS Moderator
Joined: 26 Feb 2016
Posts: 3359
Location: India
GPA: 3.12
Re: How many squares with sides 1/2 inch long are needed to cover a rectan  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

03 Nov 2017, 00:15
Bunuel wrote:
How many squares with sides 1/2 inch long are needed to cover a rectangle that is 4 feet long and 6 feet wide? (1 foot = 12 inches)

(A) 24
(B) 96
(C) 3,456
(D) 13,824
(E) 14,266

The first step is to convert the rectangle to inches.
Since the rectangle is 4 ft by 6 ft, the dimensions of the rectangle will be 48 inch by 72 inch.
We have been asked to find out how many square of side 0.5 inch are needed to cover this rectangle.

The area covered by the rectangle is 48*72 inch and we will be needing x squares to cover this rectangle.

$$0.5*0.5*x = 48*72$$

$$x = \frac{48}{0.5} * \frac{72}{0.5} = 96 * 144 = 13824$$(Option D)
_________________
You've got what it takes, but it will take everything you've got
Manager
Joined: 06 Aug 2017
Posts: 85
GMAT 1: 570 Q50 V18
GMAT 2: 610 Q49 V24
GMAT 3: 640 Q48 V29
Re: How many squares with sides 1/2 inch long are needed to cover a rectan  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

04 Nov 2017, 01:36
1
Bunuel wrote:
How many squares with sides 1/2 inch long are needed to cover a rectangle that is 4 feet long and 6 feet wide? (1 foot = 12 inches)

(A) 24
(B) 96
(C) 3,456
(D) 13,824
(E) 14,266

Hi Bunuel,

As per my understanding, length is always greater than width.

Is it OK to say length is 4ft and width is 6ft? This implies that width is greater than length.
_________________
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kudos are the only way to tell whether my post is useful.

GMAT PREP 1: Q50 V34 - 700

Veritas Test 1: Q43 V34 - 630
Veritas Test 2: Q46 V30 - 620
Veritas Test 3: Q45 V29 - 610
Veritas Test 4: Q49 V30 - 650

GMAT PREP 2: Q50 V34 - 700

Veritas Test 5: Q47 V33 - 650
Veritas Test 5: Q46 V33 - 650
Math Expert
Joined: 02 Sep 2009
Posts: 56303
Re: How many squares with sides 1/2 inch long are needed to cover a rectan  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

04 Nov 2017, 01:38
Jabjagotabhisavera wrote:
Bunuel wrote:
How many squares with sides 1/2 inch long are needed to cover a rectangle that is 4 feet long and 6 feet wide? (1 foot = 12 inches)

(A) 24
(B) 96
(C) 3,456
(D) 13,824
(E) 14,266

Hi Bunuel,

As per my understanding, length is always greater than width.

Is it OK to say length is 4ft and width is 6ft? This implies that width is greater than length.

You are right length > width. Edited.
_________________
Manager
Joined: 22 Sep 2018
Posts: 249
Re: How many squares with sides 1/2 inch long are needed to cover a rectan  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

24 Jan 2019, 14:04
Bunuel wrote:
How many squares with sides 1/2 inch long are needed to cover a rectangle that is 6 feet long and 4 feet wide? (1 foot = 12 inches)

(A) 24
(B) 96
(C) 3,456
(D) 13,824
(E) 14,266

Total area = 24 ft^2 converted to inches = 3456 inch^2

Area of square is 1/4 inches

Thus you can hold 3456*4 squares or 13,824 squares
Senior Manager
Joined: 12 Sep 2017
Posts: 297
How many squares with sides 1/2 inch long are needed to cover a rectan  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

20 Feb 2019, 19:44
Step one

Convert the units

1 foot = 12 inches
6 feet = 6 * 12 = 132 inches
4feet = 4 * 12 = 48 inches

Step two

Create the rectangle

W = $$48/(1/2)= 96$$
L = $$132/(1/2)= 264$$

Third step

Just multiply the units digits

6*4 = 24 ... 13,824

(A) 24 ... discard ---> too small
(B) 96
(C) 3,456
(D) 13,824
(E) 14,266

D
How many squares with sides 1/2 inch long are needed to cover a rectan   [#permalink] 20 Feb 2019, 19:44
Display posts from previous: Sort by

# How many squares with sides 1/2 inch long are needed to cover a rectan

 new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics

 Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group | Emoji artwork provided by EmojiOne