Posted by **Rmz** on Wednesday, December 9, 2009 at 2:58pm.

jack has a cable that is 22.4 ft. long. He wants to cut it into pieces that are 38.4 inches long? how many 38.4 inch pieces will he get from the cable?

is it 16 pieces?

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**Ms. Sue**, Wednesday, December 9, 2009 at 3:04pm
Let's see --

22.4 * 12 = 268.8 inches

16 * 38.4 = 614.4 inches

Nope. He sure won't get 16 pieces.

Please try again.

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**Rmz**, Wednesday, December 9, 2009 at 3:39pm
ok I see that so it would be 7 pieces, right?

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**Ms. Sue**, Wednesday, December 9, 2009 at 4:25pm
Right.

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