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

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

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**Lauren**, Tuesday, June 29, 2010 at 8:46pm
20

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**Lauren**, Tuesday, June 29, 2010 at 8:48pm
i think the answer is 5 feet

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**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.

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**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.

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

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**Ms. Sue**, Wednesday, June 30, 2010 at 4:32pm
That's right.

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**Ishana Mishti Aapke Babe**, Saturday, July 3, 2010 at 12:09am
3/4 ribbon.

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