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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer Batson View Post
    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?
    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: 144 \div \frac{2}{9} = 648 Bricks
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