Elementary Algebra

Published by Cengage Learning
ISBN 10: 1285194055
ISBN 13: 978-1-28519-405-9

Chapter 2 - Real Numbers - 2.1 - Rational Numbers: Multiplication and Division - Problem Set 2.1: 78

Answer

Each piece of fuel line will be $\frac{23}{8}$ feet long.

Work Step by Step

The piece of fuel line is 5$\frac{3}{4}$ feet long, or $\frac{23}{4}$ feet long. He needs to cut it into 2 equal pieces. So, we divide $\frac{23}{4}$ by 2: $\frac{23}{4}$ $\div$ 2 = $\frac{23}{4}$ $\times$ $\frac{1}{2}$ = $\frac{23}{8}$ Each piece of fuel line will be $\frac{23}{8}$ feet long.
Update this answer!

You can help us out by revising, improving and updating this answer.

Update this answer

After you claim an answer you’ll have 24 hours to send in a draft. An editor will review the submission and either publish your submission or provide feedback.