# Math

posted by Mike

If the rise of a roof is 8 feet and the run is 2 feet 8 inches, what is the pitch of the roof in lowest terms when written as a FRACTION?

1. Reiny

change both measures to inches, then form rise/run and reduce to lowest terms

2. Mike

8 feet = 96 inches
2 feet 8 inches = 24+8= 32

so is it 32/96

which equals 1/3

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