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# What will it cost to carpet a room with indoor/outdoor carpet if the

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What will it cost to carpet a room with indoor/outdoor carpet if the room is 10 feet wide and 12 feet long? The carpet costs 12.51 per square yard. (1 yard = 3 feet)

A. \$166.80
B. \$175.90
C. \$184.30
D. \$189.90
E. \$192.20

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09 Aug 2019, 02:05
10/3 × 4=40/3 square yard
40/3 × 12.51\$= 166.8 \$
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10 Aug 2019, 01:10
Bunuel wrote:
What will it cost to carpet a room with indoor/outdoor carpet if the room is 10 feet wide and 12 feet long? The carpet costs 12.51 per square yard. (1 yard = 3 feet)

A. \$166.80
B. \$175.90
C. \$184.30
D. \$189.90
E. \$192.20

total carpet area ; 10*12 ; 120 ft ^2
in yards; 120/9 ; 13.3
cost ; 13.3*12.5 = 166.8
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12 Aug 2019, 18:06
Bunuel wrote:
What will it cost to carpet a room with indoor/outdoor carpet if the room is 10 feet wide and 12 feet long? The carpet costs 12.51 per square yard. (1 yard = 3 feet)

A. \$166.80
B. \$175.90
C. \$184.30
D. \$189.90
E. \$192.20

The cost for the carpet for the room is:

10/3 x 12/3 x 12.51

10/3 x 4 x 12.51 = \$166.80

Alternative solution:

Since 1 yd^2 = 9 ft^2, the carpet costs 12.51/9 = \$1.39 per square foot. Thus the cost of the carpet for the room is:

10 x 12 x 1.39 = \$166.80

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12 Aug 2019, 18:15
Bunuel wrote:
What will it cost to carpet a room with indoor/outdoor carpet if the room is 10 feet wide and 12 feet long? The carpet costs 12.51 per square yard. (1 yard = 3 feet)

A. \$166.80
B. \$175.90
C. \$184.30
D. \$189.90
E. \$192.20

Area = 10/3 * 12/3
= 40/3

Cost = 40/3 * 12.51 = \$166.80

IMO A

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