# Operations with Fractions

Darion needs 20 pieces of string 3/8 inch in length. He cut a 4 7/8 inch piece of string into pieces that are 3/8 of an inch long each. How many more pieces of string of string does he need?

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1. Decimals are much more efficient than fractions.

4 7/8 = 39/8

(39/8) / (3/8)
(39/8) * (8/3) = 312/24 = 13 pieces

20 - 13 = ?

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Ms. Sue
2. thank you so much i was so stressed and now I know what to o and I am having mom quiz me on this stuff

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3. thanks i hate math this really helped ecspecilly scing beth as wierd too

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4. It is 13... I think

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5. If you change 4 7/8 that is 39/8
39/8÷3/8
KCF
39/8×8/3= 312/24
312÷24=13
20-13=7
so the answer is 7 more pieces

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6. Thank you so much I was having a lot of trouble on this for my quiz and I was getting stressed out and this helped a lot

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