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ms.brown has a piece of rope that is 5 3/4 feet long. she cuts off a lenght that is 1 7/8 feet long what is the best estimate of the lenght of rope that is left?

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you are cutting off almost 2 feet from 5 3/4
leaving appr 3 3/4

but ... why estimate, you would have the correct answer in about 20 seconds
23/4 - 15/8
= (46-15)/8
= 31/8 = 3 7/8

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