## Prealgebra (7th Edition)

$3\frac{5}{6}$ feet
Subtract $19\frac{5}{12}$ from $23\frac14$. Change $\frac14$ to $\frac{3}{12}$: 23$\frac{3}{12}$: - $19\frac{5}{12}$, then subtract. The answer is $3\frac{5}{6}$ feet