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A piece of wire #5/4# m long is to be cut into 20 pieces of the same length. What is the length of each piece?

1 Answer

Answer:

#1/8 m = 12.5 cm#

Explanation:

We can divide #5/4# by 20 to find out the length of each piece:

#5/4-:20=cancel5/4xx1/cancel20^4=1/8# of a metre

Since #1/8=0.125#, we can also say each piece is 12.5 centimetres long