## Elementary Technical Mathematics

$46\text{ inches}$
The total length can be found by multiplying the number of pieces by the length of each piece. Thus, Total length $\require{cancel} \\=8 \times 5\frac{3}{4} \\=8 \times \frac{4(5)+3}{4} \\=8 \times \frac{23}{4} \\=\cancel{8}2 \times \frac{23}{\cancel{4}} \\=46\text{ inches}$