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rowdy3

USA
57 Posts

 Posted - 09/17/2007 :  09:10:42 The carpenter has a carpet 80 inches in length to use for throw rugs. If he makes throw rugs of lengths 55/3 in and 67/2 in, what is the length of the carpet that remains to use for other throw rugs?

Subhotosh Khan

USA
9117 Posts

 Posted - 09/17/2007 :  09:47:08 quote:Originally posted by rowdy3The carpenter has a carpet 80 inches in length to use for throw rugs. If he makes throw rugs of lengths 55/3 in and 67/2 in, what is the length of the carpet that remains to use for other throw rugs?First add the two "cut lengths" then subtract from the "available length".

rowdy3

USA
57 Posts

 Posted - 09/17/2007 :  09:57:54 after I added would I subtract 80/1.

tkhunny

USA
1001 Posts

 Posted - 09/17/2007 :  12:49:37 You may find 480/6 more convenient, but you have the right idea.
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