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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?

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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

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That's not in the answer choice

Guest Apr 9, 2021
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They are

A. 1/16

B. 16

C. 1/6

D. 1/6

Guest Apr 9, 2021
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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
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I chose 1/16 and it said it was right but I don't know how is it right?

Guest Apr 9, 2021
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I see no answer that I can calculate....are you sure you have the correct numbers in your Q post ?

ElectricPavlov  Apr 9, 2021
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That's what the question says

Guest Apr 9, 2021
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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
edited by ElectricPavlov  Apr 9, 2021
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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
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Could it be 14 / 7/8 = 1/4 x 1/4 = 1/16?

Guest Apr 9, 2021
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No, it's 16 not 1/16...check your calculations

Guest Apr 9, 2021
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Obviously , I know THAT is what they were thinking....but I do not want them for my landscaper !!

ElectricPavlov  Apr 9, 2021
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We are causing a lot of chaos right here because of this confusing or typo question

Guest Apr 9, 2021
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Hey there, Guest!

We can solve this problem like this:

14÷7/8= 0.25 miles or maybe 1/16?

Hope this helped!

( ﾟдﾟ)つ Bye

Apr 9, 2021
edited by TaliaArticula  Apr 9, 2021
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14/\$\dfrac78\$=16 parts of a mile, so 1/16.

Apr 9, 2021
edited by SparklingWater2  Apr 9, 2021