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Posted by **Br** on Saturday, November 10, 2012 at 12:38pm.

Kelly wants to center the rug in her living room.

The rug is 8 3/4 feet wide. The total width of her

Living room is 12 1/2 feet. How far from each

Wall of her living room should she place her rug?

I did 12 1/2 divided by 8 3/4

So 12 2/4 divided by 8 3/4

50/4 divided by 35/4

1 3/7

So the rug should be 1 3/7 away from each wall

Is this correct ? If not can you please explain

Thank you

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**Ms. Sue**, Saturday, November 10, 2012 at 1:11pmNo.

Try subtracting as your first step.

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**Br**, Saturday, November 10, 2012 at 1:18pmIf you subtract and divide by 2 will the answer be

1 7/8

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**Ms. Sue**, Saturday, November 10, 2012 at 1:26pmRight.

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**Br**, Saturday, November 10, 2012 at 1:28pmThank you

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**Ms. Sue**, Saturday, November 10, 2012 at 1:33pmYou're welcome.

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