Mark Cuban decides to give his basketball court a seasonal makeover. He wants to cover the entire court floor with a bunch of square-shaped, seasonal tiles.
The actual dimensions of an NBA basketball court is 94 feet long and 50 feet wide. Collectively, the tiles must cover the court exactly in area - not more and not less.
Look at the image below and just imagine square tiles covering the whole court.What is the largest square tile Mark can use?Answer: Square tile of length = feet Aligned with Common Core:
6.NS.4 - Greatest Common Factor / Greatest Common Divisor
First, we need to understand that they're asking for a GCF calculation here.
The key to this word problem is: the square tiles must fit the court perfectly - not more and not less. This means, the length of the square must be able to divide both 94 feet and 50 feet without remainder.