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?

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

Take it from there.

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**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

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