Posted by Beti on Thursday, May 10, 2012 at 7:19pm.
Jill cuts 8 foot ribbon into pieces that are each 3/4 foot long. the remaining piece of ribbon is shorter than the others. How long is it?

math  Ms. Sue, Thursday, May 10, 2012 at 7:33pm
8 / (3/4) =
8 * (4/3) = 32/3 = 10 2/3
The remaining piece is 2/3 foot.

math  correction  Steve, Friday, May 11, 2012 at 10:36am
No way to divide an integer by multiples of 1/4 and end up with a multiple of 1/3 left over.
no, the remaining piece is 2/3 of one section
2/3 * 3/4 = 1/2
That is, 10 pieces = 30/4 feet, leaving 2/4 feet remaining.
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