Elementary Technical Mathematics

a) 1 $\frac{25}{32}$ in b)1 $\frac{19}{32}$ in
Let the thickness of the plate = 1 $\frac{7}{8}$ in The planer takes a cut of $\frac{3}{32}$ in a) Thickness of the plate after one cut = 1 $\frac{7}{8}$ in - $\frac{3}{32}$ in = $\frac{15}{8}$ in - $\frac{3}{32}$ in =$\frac{15}{8}\times$ $\frac{4}{4}$ - $\frac{3}{32}$ = $\frac{60}{32}$ - $\frac{3}{32}$ =$\frac{57}{32}$ =1 $\frac{25}{32}$ in b)Thickness of the plate after three cut =1 $\frac{7}{8}$ in - $\frac{3}{32}$ in- $\frac{3}{32}$ in- $\frac{3}{32}$ in =$\frac{15}{8}$ - $\frac{9}{32}$ =$\frac{15}{8}\times$ $\frac{4}{4}$ - $\frac{9}{32}$ =$\frac{60}{32}$ - $\frac{9}{32}$ = $\frac{51}{32}$ =1 $\frac{19}{32}$ in