Posted by Kirk on Thursday, March 25, 2010 at 10:27am.
plumber needs four sections of pipe 2
7
8
feet long. Can this be cut from a 12 foot section? If so, how
much pipe will be left over? If not, why not?

Math  PsyDAG, Friday, March 26, 2010 at 12:49pm
The way you typed your numbers makes the values unclear.
Do you mean "four sections of pipe" 2 7/8 feet long? If so, then here is help.
Since 3 > 2 7/8, and 4 * 3 = 12, it can be done.
Remainder = 12  (4 * 2 7/8) = ?
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