## Elementary Technical Mathematics

Let x be the number of cuts. 0.018x represents the amount removed by x cuts. Write an equation using the starting and ending lengths and solve for x. $2.640-0.018x=2.388$ $2.640-0.018x-2.640=2.388-2.640$ $-0.018x=-0.252$ $-0.018x\div-0.018=-0.252\div-0.018$ $x=14$