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Calculate the total cost, of exactly enough carpet to cover your living room floor, using an advertisement for the Carpet Store.

 Year(s) Scale(s) Task Demand(s) Printed Material(s) Percent who answered correctly
1992, 2003, 1992 & 2003 Quantitative Literacy Computation, Text Search Other Documents 18%

Refer to the advertisement for the Carpet Store on page three of the newspaper to answer the following question.

Suppose that you want to carpet your living room which is 9 feet by 12 feet, and you purchase DuPont Stainmaster carpet at the sale price. Using the calculator, compute the total cost, excluding tax and labor, of exactly enough carpet to cover your living room floor.

The Carpet Store

This question (or item) uses the same printed material as other questions.

Correct Answer: 113.88 (plus tax and/or labor) (9 ft. by 12 ft. = 3 yd. by 4 yd. = 12 sq.yd. * $9.49)

Performance Data: In 1992, 18% of adults answered the question or completed the task correctly.