# How many 3/8 foot pieces of wood can you cut from a board that is 1 7/8 feet long?

##### 1 Answer

Mar 20, 2018

5 pieces.

#### Explanation:

To find the number of pieces divide 1 7/8 by 3/8

Change 1 7/8 to an improper fraction

to solve this complex fraction remove the bottom fraction by multiplying both the top and bottom fractions by the inverse of the bottom fraction.

Multiplying by the inverse results in a product of 1 so the result is

Dividing out common factors leaves