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sharon has 7/8 yard of fabric to use for some projects . she cut off 0.5 yard for her first project . how much material is left for the remaining projects?

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  1. (7/8) - (4/8) = 3/8

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    Ms. Sue
  2. why is 4/8 ....?
    I was tinking that 0.5 = 5/10 in a fraction ...

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  3. We need to use equivalent fractions with a common denominator
    0.5 = 5/10 = 1/2 = 4/8 and so on.

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  4. never mind I got it ... simplify that 5/10 = 1/2 and I have to find the common denominator of 8 and is 4....

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