# A sausage is 9 inches long and needs to be cut into pieces each 2/3 of an inch long. How many sausages can be cut?

##### 1 Answer
Sep 26, 2016

$13$pieces can be cut.

#### Explanation:

If the question sounds a bit confusing at first, make one similar to it, but with easy numbers.

A sausage is 10 inches long and needs to be cut into pieces each of 2 inches long.

We realise easily that this is a division .10div2 = 5"" pieces will be cut.

Now do the same with the numbers we are given:

$9 \div \frac{2}{3} = \frac{9}{1} \times \frac{3}{2}$

=$\frac{27}{2}$

=$13$ pieces and there will be a small piece left over