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Posted by amy on Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at 4:29pm.

ben wants to decorate his bedroom wall with colored square tiles of the same size. The area he wants to tile is a rectangle measuring 60 inches by 96 inches. He uses only whole tiles. Find the greatest possible length of each side of a tile.

The greatest common factor of 60 and 96 is 12.

how many tiles would ben have to use if each tile is 12 in length

60/12 = 5 96/12 = 8 5 * 8 = ?

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