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  • 5 years ago

A customer wanted 24 feet of rope. The clerk at the hardware store used what she thought was a yardstick to measure the rope. But the yardstick was acutally 2 inches too short. How many inches were missing from the customers piece of rope?

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  1. anonymous
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    I am not the customer.

  2. campbell_st
    • 5 years ago
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    24ft = 8 yds..... so 8 x 2 = 16 so 16 inches short..

  3. anonymous
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    1 yard = 36 inches = 3 feet. She would have measured 8 yards to get 24 feet. Can you work it out from there? Now if Americans would just adopt the metric system, this problem would never happen :-P

  4. anonymous
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    lol @FSM

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