A walking path is 7/8 mile long. Colleen planted 14 bushes the same distance apart along the path. How far apart are the bushes along the path?

Guest Apr 9, 2021

#1**+2 **

Planting 14 bushes in a line will produce 13 spaces

7/8 / 13 = 7/104 mile per space

7/104 x 5280 ft/mile = 355.4 ft apart

ElectricPavlov Apr 9, 2021

#6**+2 **

Another option would be with a space at each end for a total 15 spaces

7/8 / 15 * 5280 = 7/120 mile apart = 308 ft apart

ElectricPavlov
Apr 9, 2021

#8**+1 **

I see no answer that I can calculate....are you sure you have the correct numbers in your Q post ?

ElectricPavlov
Apr 9, 2021

#11**+2 **

I see what they did ....but it is actually incorrect ( see below)

7/8 / 14 = 1/16 mi apart <======= this is how they calculated the answer

ElectricPavlov
Apr 9, 2021

#12**+1 **

I think you may be over thinking it. Instead of placing the bushes at the very front and the very back, you just put bushes in the very front and leave a gap at the end.

SparklingWater2
Apr 9, 2021

#15**0 **

**Obviously** , I know THAT is what they were __thinking__....but I do not want them for my landscaper !!

ElectricPavlov
Apr 9, 2021

#5**+2 **

Hey there, Guest!

We can solve this problem like this:

14÷7/8= 0.25 miles or maybe 1/16?

And there you have your answer.

Hope this helped!

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TaliaArticula Apr 9, 2021