posted by malik .
You have an empty shelf in your store which measures 2 feet by 3 feet, and need to stock it with one layer of merchandise. How many 12 inch by 12 inch boxes do you have room for?
12 inches = 1 foot
so each box measures 1 foot by 1 foot.
On a 2 feet by 3 feet shelf, we can have two rows of three boxes.
How many boxes are there in two rows of three boxes?