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 50: 88


18 lengths

Work Step by Step

Given the trunk of the tree harvested for firewood is 27 ft and the farmer plans to cut it into 1$\frac{1}{2}$ft lengths before splitting We need to find the number of lengths to be cut from it = 27 $\div$ 1$\frac{1}{2}$ ft = 27 $\div$ $\frac{3}{2}$ ft =27 x $\frac{2}{3}$ = 18 lengths
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