# math

a railing for a deck requires pieces of cedar 4 ft 8 in., 11 ft 7 in., and 9 ft 3 in long. what is the total length of material that is needed?

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1. Let's add these lengths together. First lets add the feet -- 4 + 11 + 9 = 24 feet.

Now add the inches. 8 + 7 + 3 = 18

So -- we need 24 feet plus 18 inches.

Since 18 inches is more than a foot, you'll need to convert your answer to get feet plus the number of inches (under 1 foot).

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