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If I Have A Room 16'9" X 13'11" And The Cost Is $25 Per Square Foot, How Do I Get The Price?

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Oddman answered
The area of the room in square feet is found, as Raimi says, by multiplying the length in feet times the width in feet. As a formula, this looks like
A = L*W.
So the problem, in part, is to express the dimensions as feet. One way is to write them as a mixed fraction:
L = 16 9/12 feet = 16 3/4 feet = 16.75 feet
W = 13 11/12 feet = 13.91666... Feet.
Then
A = L*W = (16.75)*(13.9167) = 233.104... Square feet

The remainder of the problem is to find the price. This is similar to a units conversion problem. Here we are converting square feet to dollars.
Price = A * (.25 dollars/square foot)
Price = 233.10 square foot * .25 dollars/square foot = $58.28.

If your store only sells whole numbers of square feet of flooring, your cost may be 234*.25 = $58.50.
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Anonymous answered
Depends on the shape of your lot. Since a room is generally rectangular in shape the area of your room becomes l x b
so area of the room is = 16'9" x 13'11"
SO ease of calculation convert them all to inches first.
We know that 1 ft = 12 inches so we get
so 9 inches = 9/12 = 0.75 ft and
11 inches = 11/12 = 0.92 ft
so the sq footage = 16.75 x 13.92 = 233.16 ft
to convert 0.16 into inches, multiply by 12 to get ~2 inches
so your sq. Footage is 233 ft and 2 inches.

The price is generally $ per square foot

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