# Math

posted by
**Julie**
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Sam needs to cut a piece of sheet metal into 8 pieces. All the cuts are made in the same direction. It takes him 5 minutes to make each cut.

How many cuts will Sam make?

How would making a table help you find the number of minutes it took Sam to cut the sheet metal into 8 pieces?

How long will it take Sam to turn the sheet metal into 8 pieces? Write your answer in a complete sentence.