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

1 Answer
Dec 8, 2016

Answer:

#15#.

Explanation:

We have #9# feet of ribbon to be cut into pieces measuring #3/5# foot each. To find out how many pieces #(x)# we can get, we divide the total length by the length of the piece.

#x=9-:3/5#

This is the same as:

#x=9xx5/3#

#x=3cancel(9)xx5/cancel(3)#

#x=3xx5#

#x=15#