Carpet costs \($3\) per square yard. The room that will be carpeted is 12 feet × 18 feet. How much will the carpet cost?

Carpet costs \($3\) per square yard. The room that will be carpeted is 12 feet × 18 feet. How much will the carpet cost?

Detailed Explanation

12 feet × 18 feet is equivalent to 4 yards × 6 yards = 24 sq yards.

24 square yards × \($3\)/sq yard = $72.

Remember 3 feet = 1 yard, but 9 sq feet = 1 sq yard.

24 square yards × \($3\)/sq yard = $72.

Remember 3 feet = 1 yard, but 9 sq feet = 1 sq yard.