A Roll Of Lace Contained 85 1/2 Yards. If The Lace Were Cut Into Pieces Of 5 7/1…

A roll of lace contained 85 1/2 yards. If the lace were cut into pieces of 5 7/10 yards long,
into how many pieces would the roll of lace be cut?​

Answer:

15

  • In 85 1/2 roll of Lace, we can make 15 pieces of lace with a length of 5 7/10 per piece.

Step-by-step explanation:

Given

  • 85 ½ of yards
  • 5 7/10 yards per piece of lace.

Problem

  • How many pieces would the roll of lace be cut?

Operation

  • Dividing Fractions

Solution

[tex]85 \frac{1}{2} \div 5 \frac{7}{10} = \frac{171}{2} \div \frac{57}{10} \\ \frac{171}{2} \times \frac{10}{57} = \frac{3 \times 5}{1 \times 1} = \frac{15}{1} = 15 \\ (i \: used \: cancellation \: in \: this \: solution)[/tex]

Final answer

15 pieces of lace

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