Posted by **gary** on Wednesday, January 25, 2012 at 12:14pm.

Fran bought 6 yards of blue tapestry material. She used it to upholster 3 chairs. How much of the material would che need to upholster 7 chairs?

- math -
**Ms. Sue**, Wednesday, January 25, 2012 at 12:19pm
6/3 = 2 yards each

Take it from there.

- math -
**Ben**, Wednesday, January 25, 2012 at 12:20pm
make a proportion and cross multiply to solve for x

(yards/chairs)=(yards/chairs)

(6yards/3chairs)=(x yards/ 7 chairs)

(6yards x 7 chairs)/(3 chairs)= x

(42/3)=x

14=x

so 14 yards

## Answer This Question

## Related Questions

- math - there are 6 rows with 18 chairs in each row. in the center of the chairs...
- Math - Mrs. Bryant bought 6 and 3/5 yards of silk material. She used 2 and 4/5 ...
- Math - Jo's mother bought some fabric in a sale.She bought 2 1/2m white,3 1/4m ...
- algebra - alexis and martin helped the school set chairs in rows for an asembly...
- math - At a school there are 704 chairs to place into 22 classes if the same ...
- Math - Four carpenters each built an average of 42 chairs last week. If no ...
- math - Organisers for a polytechnic graduation has three sections of chairs to ...
- Math - Mr. Evans, Mrs Brooks and Mr. Soto are carpentersfrom Durham. They made ...
- accounting - Diamond Company produces a chair that requires 5 yds. of material ...
- accounting - Diamond Company produces a chair that requires 5 yds. of material ...

More Related Questions