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# How many 4x8 sheets of plywood are needed to completely cover a rectangle shaped floor ?

Plywood is sold in rectangle sheets 4 feet wide and 8 feet long. How many 4x8 sheets of plywood are needed to completely cover a rectangle shaped floor measuring 16 feet by 12 feet. 6,7,8,9,32,192?
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Mathematically, six sheets. But in the real world, staggering joints to reduce squeaks and seam problems for a finish material, and maybe some two-by to sister up to exposed joists for better bearing, maybe a few more bucks.

Fun with numbers:

How many posts are needed every eight feet to build an 80 ft fence?
Eleven, if you don't forget the one on the end.

Better yet, if two guys can dig a big hole in two hours,
how many would it take to dig that hole in two seconds?

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• by STEVEN F
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3 sheets laid side by side on the 8' edge cover 12' x 8'. 12' x 16' is 2 12' x 8' areas. That means you need a total of 6 sheets.

Alternately, you can do your homework by computing the square footage of the floor (16 x 12 =192 sq ft) and dividing by the square footage of each sheet (4 x 8 = 32). 192 / 32 = 6.
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what are you kidding me! 1st how old are you? need a box of crayons for a map directions?
length x width devided by i'm not even gonna finish on this one.lol good luck rem & stimpy

I'm nobody up there has the right idea but Zem would be closer!!!!!!!!! Love people they just entertain the hell outta me!
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Area of room = 16 x 12 = 192 sq.ft.

Area of sheet = 4 x 8 = 32 sq. ft.

Now divide 192 by 32 = 6 sheets.

I would buy 7 sheets to allow for wastage.
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Well, 16 feet = 2 * 8 feet. 12 feet = 3 * 4 feet. Thus, 2 * 3 = 6 sheets of plywood is needed.
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This question is full of the failure of the educational system. Calculating area is elementary school math ffs.
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yeah. I think a 192 sheets should cover it...about a 32 times.
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use 3/4 inch plywood
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Six