Posted by Stephon on Sunday, December 8, 2013 at 10:14pm.
Derek is building a bird feeder to sell at a crafts fair. He is using a board that is 4 feet long. He will cut one piece that is 2 feet long for the base. Then he will use the rest of the board and cut it into two pieces of equal length for the sides. If he puts the and one of the sides together first, what fraction of the total board will he have used?

5th grade math  Ms. Sue, Sunday, December 8, 2013 at 10:23pm
This doesn't make much sense. Please correct this sentence and repost.
If he puts the and one of the sides together first, what fraction of the total board will he have used?

5th grade math  Stephon, Sunday, December 8, 2013 at 10:45pm
Ms. Sue,
Sorry. The question is If he puts the base and one of the sides together first, what fraction of the total board will he have used?

5th grade math  Ms. Sue, Sunday, December 8, 2013 at 10:46pm
3/4

5th grade math  Stephon, Sunday, December 8, 2013 at 10:49pm
Can you please show me how to work out the problem so that I can understand it?

5th grade math  Ms. Sue, Sunday, December 8, 2013 at 11:07pm
He started with a 4foot piece. He then cut off 2 feet, leaving a 2foot piece. 2/4 = 1/2 remains.
He used 1/2 of what was left.
1/2 * 1/2 = 1/4
4/4  1/4 = 3/4

5th grade math  Stephon, Sunday, December 8, 2013 at 11:10pm
Thanks Ms. Sue!
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