Could you please help me answer this question. Say that I am laying bricks- If my room is 6ft wide and 24ft long how many 4inch by 8inch bricks will I need?

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- Nov 14th 2008, 06:38 AMJennifer Batsonmeasuring bricks
Could you please help me answer this question. Say that I am laying bricks- If my room is 6ft wide and 24ft long how many 4inch by 8inch bricks will I need?

- Nov 14th 2008, 06:53 AMjanvdl
6 x 24 = 144 square feet.

Given that 1 foot is 12 inches, let's convert the inches to feet.

Brick's width = 4/12 = 1/3 feet

Brick's length = 8/12 = 2/3 feet

Brick's area = 2/9 square feet

So the number of bricks we want is: $\displaystyle 144 \div \frac{2}{9} = 648$ Bricks