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Question from Owen, a student:

nicolas room is 56m2 she wants to put tiles down which are 50cm by 50cm each cost £4 how much money will she spend

Hi Owen,

50 cm is half a meter so each tile has an area of $\frac12 \times \frac12 = \frac14$ of a square meter. How many will it take to cover 56 square meters?


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