# The area of a closet floor measures 3 yards by 3 yards and each custom tile that makes up the flooring is 1 1/2 square feet. How many tiles are needed to cover the floor?

Oct 19, 2017

54

#### Explanation:

1 yard = 3 feet. Hence 3 yards = 3 x 3 = 9 feet.

Area of the floor = 9 x 9 = 81 square feet.

Total tiles required = $81 \div 1 \frac{1}{2}$

$\Rightarrow 81 \times \frac{2}{3} = 54$