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! 14/35-footblock of wood is cut to three-quarters ofits original lengh what is itsnew length

 Oct 31, 2017
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Where were you yesterday??

 

(14 / 35 ) (3 / 4)   =   42 / 140  =   21 / 70   =   3 / 10  ft

 

 

  

 

CPhill Oct 30, 2017 4:13:03 PM

 Oct 31, 2017
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.3

There are two ways to solve this problem. Without a calculator, the second is easier, and with a calculator, the first one is. Anyways, here they are:

 

( 14 / 35 )( .75 )

= .3

 

OR

 

( 14 / 35 )( 3 / 4 )

= 42 / 140  

= 21 / 70  

= 3 / 10

= .3

 Oct 31, 2017

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