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helpmeplz311 3 years ago Ann cuts a piece of lace 8 5/8 inches long from a piece 10 1/2 inches long. How many inches of lace are left? please explain. Thanks

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1. helpmeplz311

Help. thanks

2. sauravshakya

Subtract 8 5/8 from 10 1/2

3. sauravshakya

got it?

4. helpmeplz311

would the common denominator be 4?

5. sauravshakya

No. it would be 8

6. helpmeplz311

and also how do i borrow?

7. sriramkumar

hey its 8*8 + 5 / 8 divided into 10*2+1 /2 so the answer will be 21/2-71/8 84-71/8 13/8 that means 1 5/8 inches

8. sauravshakya

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9. helpmeplz311

i got 1 7/8

10. sauravshakya

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11. sauravshakya

@helpmeplz311 u r very correct

12. helpmeplz311

cool 2-1/8

13. helpmeplz311

what do you mean by that?

14. sriramkumar

hey...??? how can yu separate mixed fractions???? @sauravshakya

15. sauravshakya

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16. sauravshakya

@sriramkumar ^ look above

17. sauravshakya

Now, @helpmeplz311 |dw:1348334016083:dw|

18. helpmeplz311

Yeah, what do you mean by 2-1/8?

19. helpmeplz311

i do nt get that.

20. sauravshakya

1/8 is subtracted from 2

21. helpmeplz311

because 10-8=2?

22. sauravshakya

yes

23. helpmeplz311

oh.

24. helpmeplz311

thanks. i have 9 more problems to post. ill make more questions. then post the link on the chatbox.

25. sauravshakya

Or u can tag me

26. helpmeplz311

sure. ur awesome @sauravshakya

27. sauravshakya

THANX @helpmeplz311

28. helpmeplz311

:)

29. helpmeplz311

thank YOU!.

30. sauravshakya

U r welcome

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