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# How many tiles, square in shape of side 16 cm, will be required to pave a rectangle of dimensions 6.4m x 5m?

The Area of the square is defined as the surface enclosed by a square given by the square of it's side and the area of a rectangle is defined as the surface enclosed by a rectangle given by the product of it's length and breadth

## Answer: The number of square shaped tiles of side 16 cm required to pave a rectangle of dimensions 6.4m x 5m will be1250

In order to find the number of tiles, we will calculate the area of the floor and area of a square tile

## Explanation:

Given: Length of the floor(l) = 6.4m

Breadth of the floor(b) = 5m

Side length of the square tile(s) = 16cm

Area of the rectangular floor = l × b

= 6.4 × 5

= 32m^{2} = 320000cm^{2 } (since, 1m^{2} = 10000cm^{2})

Area of a square tile = s × s

= 16 × 16

= 256cm^{2}

Number of tiles required = Area of the rectangular floor / Area of a square tile

= 320000/256

= 1250

### Therefore, the number of square shaped tiles of side 16 cm required to pave a rectangle of dimensions 6.4m x 5m will be1250

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