A rectangle is divided into equal squares. One row covers 1/8 of the whole rectangle. There are 3 squares in each row. How many squares are

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A rectangle is divided into equal squares. One row covers 1/8 of the whole rectangle. There are 3 squares in each row. How many squares are in the whole rectangle?

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3 years 2021-08-24T02:16:24+00:00 1 Answers 4 views 0

There are 24 squares in the entire rectangle

Step-by-step explanation:

Trom the problem, we are given that one row covers 1/8 of the entire rectangle.

We are also told that this one row, contains three squares.

In other words, what this means is that three squares cover 1/8 of the entire rectangle.

The question is now if three squares cover only 1/8 of the rectangle, how many squares cover the whole rectangle.

In fraction, we can represent a whole using 1/1

We can set up a simple relation to this effect.

3 squares give 1/8 of the rectangle

x squares give 1/1 of the rectangle

cross multiplying, we have

x = 3 ÷(1/8) = 24

Therefore, there are 24 squares in the entire rectangle