Posted by **es** on Thursday, January 10, 2013 at 6:55am.

I asked this question but no one answered it. Can someone please help explain this before I have my math test today. THANKS.

A carpenter has several boards of equal length. He cuts 3/5 of each board. After cutting the boards the carpenter noticies he has enough pieces left to make up the same length as 4 origional boards. How many origional boards did he start with?

Someone told me the answer is 10 but I do not understand how they got it. I would like to know how to do the question, so can you explain the steps.

Thanks

## Answer this Question

## Related Questions

- 4th grade math - A carpenter has several boards of equal length. He cuts 3/5 of ...
- Math - A carpenter has several boards of equal length. He cuts 3/5 of each board...
- Math - A carpenter has several boards of equal length. he cuts 3/5 of each board...
- Math - A carpenter has several boards of equal length. He cuts 3/5 of each board...
- math - a carpenter has several boards of equal length. he cuts 3/5 of each board...
- math - HELP heres a math problem ; give me a formula for it please;;; a ...
- Math - If I have several boards that I cut 3/5 off each one and end up with 4 ...
- math - a carpenter has a wooden stick that is 84 centimeters long.then she cuts ...
- Math - A carpenter has a wooden stick that is 84 centimeters long. She cuts off ...
- Math-percents - A carpenter has a wooden stick that is 84cm long.she cuts off 25...