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

math 6th grade 
Ms. Sue,
How many boxes do you have?

math 6th grade 
Lauren,
20

math 6th grade 
Lauren,
i think the answer is 5 feet

math 6th grade 
Ms. Sue,
Ahh! Thanks.
Divide 15 yards by 20 boxes.
15 / 20 = 0.75 = 3/4 yard for each box. 
math 6th grade 
Ms. Sue,
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,
what i ended up getting is 2.25 feet and 0.75 yards

math 6th grade 
Ms. Sue,
That's right.

math 6th grade 
Ishana Mishti Aapke Babe,
3/4 ribbon.