math

For an art​ project,
Marco
cuts
a

12 and two thirds
ft piece of string into
8
equal pieces. How long is each​ piece?
Maria
cuts
her
string into
8
equal pieces of length
2 and seven twelfths
ft. Which student started with the longer piece of​ string? How much longer was​ it?

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  1. I figured it out

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  2. At​ most, how many two fifths
    2
    5​-inch-long pieces of string can you cut from a four fifths
    4
    5​-inch-long piece of​ string?

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  3. Marcos pieces are each 1' 7"inches (which is irrelevant to the final result). Maria started with 8 pieces @ 2' 7" which equals 20' 8". Ergo Maria's string started 8' longer than Marcos was.

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