# math

A piece of carpet is 8 feet wide and 12 feet long. The carpet needs to be reduced by a scale factor so that the reduced carpet is 2 feet wide. What is the area of the reduced carpet?
6 square feet
12 square feet
24 square feet
48 square feet

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1. 8/x = 2.
X = 4 = Scale factor.

Area = 8/4 * 12/4 = 6 Ft^2.

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