Posted by Lauren on Tuesday, June 29, 2010 at 8:40pm.
You have 15 yards of ribbon for your gift boxes. each box gets the same amount of ribbon. How much ribbon will each box get

math 6th grade  Ms. Sue, Tuesday, June 29, 2010 at 8:45pm
How many boxes do you have?

math 6th grade  Lauren, Tuesday, June 29, 2010 at 8:46pm
20

math 6th grade  Lauren, Tuesday, June 29, 2010 at 8:48pm
i think the answer is 5 feet

math 6th grade  Ms. Sue, Tuesday, June 29, 2010 at 8:50pm
Ahh! Thanks.
Divide 15 yards by 20 boxes.
15 / 20 = 0.75 = 3/4 yard for each box.

math 6th grade  Ms. Sue, Tuesday, June 29, 2010 at 8:54pm
1 yard = 3 feet = 36 inches
3/4 yard = (3/4) * 36 = 27 inches = 2 feet and 3 inches
Let's try your answer:
5 feet * 20 = 100 feet = 33.3 yards. Five feet is too much. You don't have that much ribbon.

math 6th grade  Lauren, Wednesday, June 30, 2010 at 1:51pm
what i ended up getting is 2.25 feet and 0.75 yards

math 6th grade  Ms. Sue, Wednesday, June 30, 2010 at 4:32pm
That's right.

math 6th grade  Ishana Mishti Aapke Babe, Saturday, July 3, 2010 at 12:09am
3/4 ribbon.
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