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James has a board that is 3/4 foot long. He wants to cut the board into pieces that's each 1/8 foot long. How many pieces can James cut from the board?

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You can cut 1/4 piece out of this 3/4 foot long board. So, would the answer would be 1/4??

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  1. How many pieces? 3/4 is the same as 6/8

    so there must be 6 pieces that are one eighth foot long, at least here in Texas.

  2. Yes the answer is he can cut the board into 6 pieces. All you have to do is use a fraction grid, then see how many 1/8's goes into 3/4s.

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