Foster is centering a photo that is 3 1/2 inches wide on a scrapbook that is 12 inches wide How far from each side of the page he put the picture?

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Nov 19, 2016

Answer:

Foster needs to place the photograph #4 1/4# inches from each side of the page.

Explanation:

To determine how to place the photograph in the centre of the page, we need to find the difference in the widths and then divide that by #2# which will be the distance from either side of the page.

Since #3 1/2# is the same as #3.5#, we will subtract using decimals.

The difference is #12-3.5=8.5#

Knowing that the scrapbook page is #8.5# inches wider than the photograph, we divide that width by #2# to get the distance from either side of the page.

The distance is #8.5-:2=4.25#

The distance required to be kept from either side is #4.25# or #4 1/4# inches.