math 6th grade
posted by Lauren on .
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

How many boxes do you have?

20

i think the answer is 5 feet

Ahh! Thanks.
Divide 15 yards by 20 boxes.
15 / 20 = 0.75 = 3/4 yard for each box. 
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. 
what i ended up getting is 2.25 feet and 0.75 yards

That's right.

3/4 ribbon.