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you have a baord that is 23 1/2 inches long. you divide the board into four equal peices. how long will each peice be? answer in a mixed number

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Divide 23 1/2 by 4.

\(23\dfrac{1}{2}\div 4\\ =\dfrac{47}{2}\div 4\\ =\dfrac{47}{2}\times \dfrac{1}{4}\\ =\dfrac{47\times 1}{2\times 4}\\ =\dfrac{47}{8}\\ =5\dfrac{7}{8}\)

Each piece is 5 7/8 inches long :)

 

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