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Posted by **Stephon** on Sunday, December 8, 2013 at 10:14pm.

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**Ms. Sue**, Sunday, December 8, 2013 at 10:23pmThis 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?

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**Stephon**, Sunday, December 8, 2013 at 10:45pmMs. 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?

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**Ms. Sue**, Sunday, December 8, 2013 at 10:46pm3/4

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**Stephon**, Sunday, December 8, 2013 at 10:49pmCan you please show me how to work out the problem so that I can understand it?

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**Ms. Sue**, Sunday, December 8, 2013 at 11:07pmHe started with a 4-foot piece. He then cut off 2 feet, leaving a 2-foot 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

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**Stephon**, Sunday, December 8, 2013 at 11:10pmThanks Ms. Sue!

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