1. ## Word problem...STUMPED!

my teacher gave me this but i feel that there isnt enough information, though she says its do-able. extra credit for my almost failing math grade. so please help me

Mike and Tony, went shopping for floor tiles at a tile shop the other day. The floor tiles were on sale for only $28 each. However, they got it in her head that, the total amount of dollars they must spend must be a number where all of the digits are the same. With that in mind, what is the minimum number of tiles she must buy? 2. Originally Posted by DumbGenius my teacher gave me this but i feel that there isnt enough information, though she says its do-able. extra credit for my almost failing math grade. so please help me Mike and Tony, went shopping for floor tiles at a tile shop the other day. The floor tiles were on sale for only$28 each.

However, they got it in her head that, the total amount of dollars they must spend must be a number where all of the digits are the same.

With that in mind, what is the minimum number of tiles she must buy?
1 tile: 28
2 tiles: 56
3 tiles: 84
4 tiles: 108
5 tiles: 136

keep going until you reach a price with matching digits...

3. Originally Posted by Quick
1 tile: 28
2 tiles: 56
3 tiles: 84
4 tiles: 108
5 tiles: 136

keep going until you reach a price with matching digits...
TY very much i will quickly do this and add a +rep to your status

4. Originally Posted by DumbGenius
TY very much i will quickly do this and add a +rep to your status
to tell you the truth, you need to post one more time for a +rep to count for anything.

If you wish to speed up the process you should look at prices 111, 222, 333, etc... and see which one is divisible by 28

5. Correct answer is (I think ) 444444.

6. Originally Posted by OReilly
Correct answer is (I think ) 444444.
remember: the question is asking for how many tiles, not the price. (just something I would like to point out, since I do mistakes like that quite often)

7. Originally Posted by Quick
remember: the question is asking for how many tiles, not the price. (just something I would like to point out, since I do mistakes like that quite often)
Sorry, you are right.

Well, total amount of dollars is 444444 and total number of tiles are 15873.

8. yea ive been at this for a while but i'll take a look at it again.
so it has to be divisible by 28, ty

9. i'll shall be back in a couple days with another one cause this is theonly way i can pass this stupid class. thank god she gave me an alternative and thank god i found this place and you guys

10. Yes, the correct answer is 15873 tiles that cost a total of \$444,444