Step I : Underline key words/facts
John has taken up a project for fixing wallpaper on the walls of all the room in a hotel. Each wall requires 714 of paper to cover the entire wall. John had 628 wallpaper in total and got 19 wallpaper torn in the entire process. Assuming that each room in the hotel are identical and have exactly four walls to cover, then how many rooms does the hotel have?
Step II : Recognize the variable
Let the number of rooms be 'r'.
Step III : Form Equations to solve
John had 628 wallpaper in total and got 19 wallpaper torn
Therefore, the total number of wallpaper he used = 628 - 19 = 609
We also know, he used exactly 714 of paper to cover an entire wall.
Therefore, total number of walls before John runs out of wallpaper is given by