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Comprehending Business Problems: Activity 1 of 3

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Business owners often think about work-related problems as math problems. To find an answer, they first have to ask themselves: what do I need to figure out?

Read the following problem. Don’t worry about finding the answer. Just figure out what answer you’re looking for.

Ed wants to put down new linoleum tiles on his office floor. He needs to decide how many tiles to buy. The area of the floor is 420 sq. ft. Each box of tiles covers 60 sq. ft.

What exactly is Ed trying to figure out?

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