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Peggy is cutting a 20 foot roll of ribbon into 2 inch strips for her mother.

If Peggy has already cut 42 pieces, how many more pieces are left t...

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Peggy is cutting a 20 foot roll of ribbon into 2 inch strips for her mother.

If Peggy has already cut 42 pieces, how many more pieces are left to cut?

Answer

Let's do this problem step-by-step.
There are 12 inches in a foot, right?
So first, multiply 12 and 20, which is 240.
So they have 240 inches of ribbon.
Now they need to cut the pieces into two-inch pieces, so I would divide by 2 next.
240 divided by 2 is 120.
Then, all you have to do is subtract 42 from 120, which is 78.
There are 78 pieces left to cut.
Hope this helps!

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Upload Date: 5/31/2017

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