math,word problem(algebra)
posted by kimi on .
The length of a piece of cloth is 8y m.Mr Lim cut 7 m from it to sew some cushion covers.Then,he cut 3y m to sew a curtain.The remaining material was cut into 4 equal pieces.How long was each piece in terms of y? please help me to complete this&thanks for advance

length left after all the cut offs
= 8y  7  3
= 8y10
cut into 4 pieces would be (8y10)/4 m each
or (4y5)/2 after reducing it to lowest terms
they might have written the answer also as
2y  5/2 or 2y  2.5