Belina bought 4 1/2 yards of red fabric. She also bought 6 yards of white fabric. How many more inches of white fabric than red fabric did Belina buy?

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Jul 27, 2018

Answer:

See a solution process below:

Explanation:

The relationship between yards and inches is:

#1"yd" = 36"in"#

Therefore, #4 1/2# yards is:

#4 1/2 xx 1"yd" = 4 1/2 xx 36"in"#

#4 1/2"yd" = 4.5 xx 36"in"#

#4 1/2"yd" = 162"in"#

And, #6# yards is:

#6 xx 1"yd" = 6 xx 36"in"#

#6"yd" = 216"in"#

The difference between the two pieces of clothe is therefore:

#216"in" - 162"in" => (216 - 162)"in" => 54"in"#