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# Peter is tiling his bathroom shower. He will be tiling 3 walls on the shower and the fourth side will have a glass door. The shower measures 4 feet by 6 feet and the tiles will go 7 feet high. The glass door measures 6 feet by 7 feet. The tiles are 4 inches by 4 inches, so there are 9 tiles per square foot. It is recommended that he should purchase 10% more than the number of tiles to fill the area in case any tiles break or need to be cut, or replaced later.Determine the number of tiles Peter should purchase.

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Answer:20 tilesStep-by-step explanation:Given that,number of walls needed to be painted = 3volume of one shower wall = 4 x 6 x 7 = 168 feet³ volume of 3 shower wall = 3 x 168 = 504 feet³1 foot = 12 inches 504 foot³ = 6048 inches³volume 4x4 tiles will cover for 3 walls = 3(4 x 4 x 7) = 336 inches³The number of tiles to fill the area = 6048 inches³/ 336 inches³ = 18 tiles10% more than the number of tiles to fill the area in case any tiles break or need to be cut, or replaced later18 + (18 x 10/100) = 19.8≈ 20 tiles