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how wide is a rectangular table with a length of 2/3 yard and an area of 1/2 square yard

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  1. Area for a rectangle is width times length.

    A=W*L

    Define the variables.
    A= 1/2 yards^2
    L= 2/3 yards
    W=?

    Then isolate the variable Width (w).
    W = A/L

    Plug in your known values.

    Width = 1/2 yards^2/(2/3 yards)

    If you're uncomfortable using fractions within fractions, you can manipulate the equation into a fraction times fraction by switching the numerator and denominator of one of the bottom fraction (in this case 2/3 yards).

    Width=(1/2)*(3/2) = .75 yards

    So the answer is 0.75 yards.

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