Posted by **Anonymous** on Wednesday, September 9, 2009 at 9:35pm.

A plan for a bookcase requires three pieces of lumber 3 ft 5 in each long and two pieces of lumber 2 ft 4 in each long. What is the total length of material that is needed for the bookcase?

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**Ms. Sue**, Wednesday, September 9, 2009 at 9:38pm
3ft * 3 = 9 feet

5 inches * 3 = 15 inches

So the three pieces of lumber equal 9 feet and 24 inches = 11 feet

Add the two pieces to 11 feet.

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**Anonymous**, Wednesday, September 9, 2009 at 9:43pm
2ft* 2= 4ft

4in*2= 8in

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**Anonymous**, Wednesday, September 9, 2009 at 9:45pm
so it would be 11ft + 4ft 8 in?

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**Ms. Sue**, Wednesday, September 9, 2009 at 9:46pm
Right!

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**Anonymous**, Wednesday, September 9, 2009 at 9:47pm
thank you Ms. Sue appreciate it

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**Anonymous**, Wednesday, September 9, 2009 at 9:48pm
which is 15ft and 8in

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**Ms. Sue**, Wednesday, September 9, 2009 at 9:49pm
You're welcome.

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