# SOLUTION: Luis is tiling the rectangular floor of a room measuring 8 feet 6 inches by 12 feet. How many 6-inch-by-6-inch tiles will Luis need to tile the floor without overlapping? Also, I w

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 Question 601416: Luis is tiling the rectangular floor of a room measuring 8 feet 6 inches by 12 feet. How many 6-inch-by-6-inch tiles will Luis need to tile the floor without overlapping? Also, I would like to know how you answer the problem not just the answer. Thank you!Answer by jim_thompson5910(28717)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!8 ft 6 in = 8ft + 6in = 96 in + 6 in = 102 in Now divide this by 6 to get: 102/6 = 17 So he needs 17 tiles along the width. 12 ft = 144 inches 144/6 = 24 So he needs 24 tiles along the length. Therefore, he needs 17*24 = 408 tiles total