Scott Woodbury-Stewart

GMAT OFFICIAL GUIDE PS – Rectangular floors X and Y have equal area…

Rectangular floors X and Y have equal area…

Solution:

The area of a rectangle is: Area = length x width

We are given that floor X is 12 feet by 18 feet and that floor Y is 9 feet wide. So we can say:

length of X = 12

width of X = 18

width of Y = 9

length of Y = n

We also can say:

Area of Floor X = Area of Floor Y

(length of X)(width of X) = (length of Y)(width of Y)

(12)(18) = 9n

(12)(2) = n

24 = n

Answer: E