# It takes 3/5 feet of ribbon to make a pin. You have 9 feet of ribbon. How many pins can you make?

Dec 8, 2016

$15$.

#### Explanation:

We have $9$ feet of ribbon to be cut into pieces measuring $\frac{3}{5}$ foot each. To find out how many pieces $\left(x\right)$ we can get, we divide the total length by the length of the piece.

$x = 9 \div \frac{3}{5}$

This is the same as:

$x = 9 \times \frac{5}{3}$

$x = 3 \cancel{9} \times \frac{5}{\cancel{3}}$

$x = 3 \times 5$

$x = 15$