## Elementary Technical Mathematics

Each time the rod is cut the total length of the rod is reduced by the size of the piece that was cut and the waste. The total amount removed by each cut is: $3.56\ in+0.15\ in=3.71\ in$ To find the total length of the remaining rod, reduce the original length by the total amount removed by the 8 cuts. $32.63\ in-(8\times3.71\ in)=32.63\ in-29.65\ in=2.95\ in$