Elementary Technical Mathematics

Published by Brooks Cole
ISBN 10: 1285199197
ISBN 13: 978-1-28519-919-1

Chapter 1 - Section 1.8 - Multiplication and Division of Fractions - Exercise - Page 48: 46


$46\text{ inches} $

Work Step by Step

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} $
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