Mathematics

Question

Mr. Klampett has been asked to add storage space to a garage. He estimates 8 square feet of storage space per individual will be required to meet the needs of 12 people. If the storage space is 15% of the total amount of space required, how much total space does Mr. Klampett have?

1 Answer

  • The answer is 640 ft².

    Mr. Klampett estimates 8 ft² of storage space per individual will be required to meet the needs of 12 people. So, for 12 people, the storage space is:
    8 ft² * 12 = 96 ft²

    If the storage space of 96 ft² is 15% of the total amount of space required, x will be 100%:
    96 ft² : 15% = x : 100%
    x = 96 ft² * 100% : 15%
    x = 640 ft²
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