# math

Michael's father broughthim a 16-foot board to cut into 11 equal sizes lengths for his shelves

The saw blade that Michael will use to cut the board will change the length of the board by -0.125 inches for each cut. How will this affect the total length of the board?

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1. The size of the cut will not, of course, change the length of the board. It will, of course, affect the total length of the cut pieces, since 1.25" will be lost after 10 cuts.

I suspect there is more to this problem than what you asked, but if you want answers, you have to ask questions.

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posted by Steve

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