A company figured it needed 56.5 square feet of carpet for its reception room. To allow for waste, it was decided to order 30% more material than needed. Fractional parts of square feet cannot be ordered.

**Answer 1**

ordered area = 56.5 square feet of carpet + 30 % of 56.5 sq feet

130/100 * 56.5

= 73.45 sq feet

they need to thus order 74 sq feet carpet.

so, cost of carpet = $ 7 * 74

= $ 518

**Answer 2**

required= 56.5 + (56.5 * 30/100) = 73.45 sq. ft.

but has to be bought= 74 sq. ft.

cost = (74*7) = $ 518