anonymous
  • anonymous
Greg is 5'3 tall . The doorframe to his room is 8'2 tall . How much space is there between the top of Gregs head and the bottom of the doorframe ?
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anonymous
  • anonymous
@mathway do you mind helping me again ?
mathstudent55
  • mathstudent55
You can do this 2 ways: 1. convert both measurements to inches and just subtract 2. keep the measurements in ft and in. and borrow
anonymous
  • anonymous
I pick #2

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anonymous
  • anonymous
What should I do now @mathstudent55
Mehek14
  • Mehek14
5ft = 60 in. 60 + 3 = 63in. 8ft = 96in. 96 + 2 = 98in. 98 - 63 = ?
anonymous
  • anonymous
@Mehek14 it equals 35in
anonymous
  • anonymous
Now what should I do ?
Mehek14
  • Mehek14
2'11 2ft and 11 in.
anonymous
  • anonymous
@Mehek14 add them together ?
anonymous
  • anonymous
Or is 2'11my final answer ?
mathstudent55
  • mathstudent55
Let's do it with borrowing.
mathstudent55
  • mathstudent55
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mathstudent55
  • mathstudent55
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mathstudent55
  • mathstudent55
Since we can't subtract 3 inches from 2 inches, we borrow a foot from 8 ft. A foot is 12 inches, so we take 1 foot from 8 ft, and we add 12 inches to 2 inches. |dw:1439247949332:dw|
mathstudent55
  • mathstudent55
Now we can subtract. |dw:1439247980140:dw|
mathstudent55
  • mathstudent55
The answer is 2 ft 11 in.
anonymous
  • anonymous
Thanks @mathstudent55 :)
mathstudent55
  • mathstudent55
You're welcome.

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