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Philippa wants to cover her dining room floor with linoleum. The floor measures 14 ft. 12 ft. × The 
linoleum costs $13.99 per square yard and must be purchased in whole units. What will be the total cost for 
the flooring, including taxes? Show your work. (Note: GST 5%, PST 7%)

 Apr 24, 2020
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1) convert to yards
\(14ft\times12ft\Rightarrow\frac{14}{3}yds\times\frac{12}{3}yds\)

2) find area of the floor
\(A=lw=\frac{14}{3}yd*\frac{12}{3}yd=\frac{56}{3}yd^2\)

3) multiply area by price to get price before taxes
\($13.99/yd^2*\frac{56}{3}yd^2=$261.15\)

4) get price after taxes (multiply price before taxes by 1+tax% [tax% in decimal form] for each tax)
\($261.15*1.05*1.07=$293.40\)

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 Apr 24, 2020

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