Ratio and proportion

Chante964

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If 6 1/2 boxes of tile are used to cover the floor of one 10'6 x 13'0 office, how many boxes will be needed to cover 8 similar offices?
 

Harry_the_cat

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The size of the office doesn't come into the calculation. Think of it as:
If 6 and 1/2 are used to cover the floor of one office, how many boxes will be needed to cover 8 similar offices? (I'm assuming that "similar" here means the same dimensions, not " similar" in the true mathematical meaning of the word!)
 

HallsofIvy

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Assuming that by "similar", you mean the offices are the same shape and size then you will need 8 times as many boxes of tiles to floor 8 offices as you need for one office.
 
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