# Math

You have a piece of lumber that is 4 yards long. You want to cut lengths 2/3 yard long to use in a shelf you are building. How many shelves can you cut? Draw a picture of your solution. Explain your solution in words.

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1. 4 / (2/3) = 4 * (3/2) = ?

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2. 4 / (2/3)
4 * (3/2)

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