anonymous
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Mrs. Reed is decorating wreaths. She needs 24 in. of gold ribbon and 45 in. of white ribbon to tie around each wreath. The white ribbon is sold by the foot. About how many feet of white ribbon will Mrs. Reed need to make 18 wreaths?
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anonymous
  • anonymous
Hi! I think I can help you with this! :)
anonymous
  • anonymous
Awesome!
anonymous
  • anonymous
Before we look at how many feet of white ribbon she needs for 18 wreaths, let's start with a simpler question: how many feet of white ribbon does she need for 1 wreath? :)

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anonymous
  • anonymous
A) 30 ft B) 50 ft C) 70 ft. D) 90 ft.
anonymous
  • anonymous
45 in
anonymous
  • anonymous
Okay, well done, now let's try and convert 45 inches into feet :)
anonymous
  • anonymous
3.75 feet
anonymous
  • anonymous
Well done! :)
anonymous
  • anonymous
Since this question just wants an approximate answer, let's simplify our life a bit and just call it "a bit less than 4 feet".
anonymous
  • anonymous
So if it takes a bit less than 4 feet to make one wreath, how many feet will you need to make 18 wreaths?
anonymous
  • anonymous
72
anonymous
  • anonymous
Excellent! So she needs a bit less than 72 feet, and you can now pick the best answer from your four choices :)
anonymous
  • anonymous
So "C' would be the best option
anonymous
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Yep! Well done! (Sorry about the delay, by the way - my internet died :/)

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