Posted by **Sara** on Tuesday, January 10, 2012 at 11:16pm.

A rectangular room measures 15ft by 21ft. How much will it cost to carpet this room if carpeting costs $17.95 per square yard?

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**Ms. Sue**, Tuesday, January 10, 2012 at 11:19pm
15 ft = 5 yards

21 feet = 7 yards

5 * 7 = 35 square yards

35 * 17.95 = ?

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**Liz**, Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at 12:17pm
15'x21'=315 square feet

315'/9 equals 35 square yards

HOWEVER most carpet no longer comes 15' wide, it comes 12'. Depending on the direction the sunlight comes in the room and where the bulk of the traffic flows into the room you have to decide where to place the fill seam, AND when measuring most people measure base to base, but you have to go THROUGH the doorways because the carpet will join the next rooms flooring under the door. So now we need 4' of fill (3' won't get it if we are accounting for the door way)so you would need 12x28'=336'/9=37.33 square yards x 17.95=$670.13

BUT if only the carpet costs $17.95 have you figured into the equation the price of padding and installation?

There is a lot that goes on in figuring out how much it will cost to carpet a room.

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**Anonymous**, Saturday, October 17, 2015 at 12:00pm
$628.25

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**Gloria**, Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at 10:33am
€638

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