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Hugo has a piece of flannel fabric that is 5 3/4 feet wide. He cuts it into 4 pieces of equal width. What is the combined width of 3 of the pieces? Justify your answer.

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best way to solve this question is to convert feet into inches.

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ok thn

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5.75 feet times 12

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ok

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how many inches do you get?

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69

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right 69 inches. then it is split into 4 pieces. so 69/4

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17.5

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so each piece is 17.5 inches. to get the answer of each piece length in feet. do 17.5/12

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1.45

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the answer is actually 1.4375 feet per piece or 1.44 feet per piece

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now to find the length of 3 of these pieces. do 1.44 times 3

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oh ok

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4.32

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that is correct

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ok thnks

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answer is 4.32?