## Ms. Peterson wants to replace all the floor tiles in her kitchen. The kitchen floor is 12 feet long and 7 feet wide. If Ms. Peterson already

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Ms. Peterson wants to replace all the floor tiles in her kitchen. The kitchen floor is 12 feet long and 7 feet wide. If Ms. Peterson already has 45 1 ft.² tiles, how many more 1 ft.² tiles does she need to completely cover the kitchen floor?

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2 weeks 2021-09-08T08:49:41+00:00 1 Answer 0

1. 39 tiles are needed to complete the kitchen floor.

Step-by-step explanation:

The kitchen floor is 12 feet long and 7 feet wide.

Since Ms. Peterson wants to replace all the floor tiles in her kitchen, He needs an additional number of tiles along with the already have 45 tiles to cover the entire area of kitchen.

Therefore, the entire area of kitchen must be known.

To find the area of kitchen :

• Area of rectangle = length×width
• Substitute length = 12 and width = 7,
• Area of kitchen = 12×7 = 84 square feet.

The number of 1 ft² tiles already there = 45 tiles.

The number of tiles needed = total number of required 1 ft² tiles – 45 tiles.

The number of tiles needed = 84 – 45 = 39 tiles

Therefore, 39 tiles of 1 ft² are needed to complete the kitchen floor.