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If you had 10 60cm x 60cm slabs, how much space could you pave?

(42 Posts)
Fluffycloudland77 Sun 15-Jun-14 19:53:33

I'm not good at maths & I don't want to make a mess of this.

katcatkat Sun 15-Jun-14 19:55:53

A 3m by 3m square or 9 square metres total

owlbegoing Sun 15-Jun-14 19:56:04

3.6 square metres?

JsOtherHalf Sun 15-Jun-14 19:57:17

Are you wanting to pave a square, a rectangle, or something else?

9 slabs would pave 180cm square ( somewhere around 6ft by 6ft).

HavantGuard Sun 15-Jun-14 19:58:00

For a maths question, 60 cm x 10 which is 600cm or 6 metres. So 6 m by 6 m which is 36 m square.

Fluffycloudland77 Sun 15-Jun-14 19:58:12

Thank you, I kept getting 6sq metres.

bellarations Sun 15-Jun-14 19:58:15

Agree 3.6 metres

Finola1step Sun 15-Jun-14 19:58:28

600cm x 60cm ?

Or 300cm x 120cm.

Or any configuration that would give you 3.6m squared, I think.

I'm rubbish at Maths too, I think that would give you 6sqm. But it won't, it will be about 4sqm according to DH

Alternatively Ask the guy at b&q

Rikalaily Sun 15-Jun-14 19:59:29

6m square

BikeRunSki Sun 15-Jun-14 19:59:46

A 1.8 m x 1.8 m square and 1 spare.

Or a rectangle that is 3.0m x 1.2 m

Or a rectangle that is 6.0 m x 0.6 m

HavantGuard Sun 15-Jun-14 20:00:19

Ignore me!

beanandspud Sun 15-Jun-14 20:00:31

JsOtherHalf is right.

Either a 180cm x 180cm square (with a slab left over)

Or a 120cm x 300cm rectangle.

TeenAndTween Sun 15-Jun-14 20:01:38

What Bike says.

eurochick Sun 15-Jun-14 20:02:06

What BikeRun Ski sed.

9 would do 180cmx180cm (three rows of three). Or give the rectangle options she gave.

HavantGuard Sun 15-Jun-14 20:02:23

It is 3.6 metres.

Each slab covers 0.6 metres by 0.6 metres which = 0.36 metres square and you gave 10 slabs so 0.36 x 10 = 3.6 metres square.

Liara Sun 15-Jun-14 20:04:51

Each paving slab is 0.6mx0.6m, so each has an area of 0.36m2. So your total area with 10 paving slabs is 3.6m2.

Think of it this way: the maximum you could do is a rectangle which is 5 tiles long by 2 wide. So the length would be 5x0.6=3 by 2x0.6=1.2 plus grouting gaps. 3x1.2=3.6.

However, if this is a rl rather than maths question, you have to factor in cuts, wastage and add grouting, and it would depend on the shape of the area you were wanting to pave.

Fluffycloudland77 Sun 15-Jun-14 20:06:54

I need to pave an area 1.7 x 2.2.

Would 10 be enough confused

Nothing like maths to make me feel two inches tall sad

notoneforselfies Sun 15-Jun-14 20:07:05

3.6m2. Area is w x h. So say you had 2 rows of 5 slabs each, width would be 0.6m x 5 slabs = 3m. The height of 2 slabs is 0.6m x 2 slabs = 1.2m. So 3m x 1.2m = 3.6m2.

keepyourchinupdear Sun 15-Jun-14 20:07:47

36 metres squared.

60cm = 0.6m
0.6m x 10 slabs = 6m

Area= L x W
So 6m x 6m = 36m squared

notoneforselfies Sun 15-Jun-14 20:07:51

The area you want to pave is 3.74m.

notoneforselfies Sun 15-Jun-14 20:08:09

m2, sorry

keepyourchinupdear Sun 15-Jun-14 20:09:23

Google it. I know I'm correct.

Liara Sun 15-Jun-14 20:09:47

For your 1.7 side you need 3 tiles. 0.6x3=1.8, you will have to cut one slightly (the wastage won't be useful to you). For your 2.2 side you need 4 tiles 0.6x4=.4, again with a cut.

You need 3 rows of 4 tiles. So you need 3x4=12 tiles.

Fluffycloudland77 Sun 15-Jun-14 20:09:51

I make that 3.7m, correct? There's a narrow bit in the middle I've overestimated the size of that to make it an easier space to measure for.

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