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A board 7 3/8 inches is cut to 3/4 of its size. What is the size ? _______ inches?

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  1. 7_3/8 = original board size

    The orginal board is cut to 3/4 of its original size.

    The word [of] means multiply.

    Therefore, 7_3/8 x 3/4 = ???

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  2. 177/32 is that right

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  3. Yes.

    Why?

    Original board = 7_3/8 inches, right?

    You cut 3/4 of its size (its size is 7_3/8 inches).

    The board is now 177/32 inches or as a mixed number 5_17/32 inches, which is 3/4 smaller than 7_3/8 inches (the original size of the board).

    Got it?

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  4. Yes thank you

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