# Jose needs a #5/8# meter length of copper pipe to complete a project. Which of the following lengths of pipe can be cut to the required length with the least length of pipe left over? #9/16# meter. #3/5# meter. #3/4# meter. #4/5# meter. #5/6# meter.

##### 1 Answer

Feb 20, 2018

#### Explanation:

The easiest way to solve them is to make them all share a common denominator. I'm not going to get into the details of how to do that, but it is going to be

Converting them all into a "

And we have:

Given that we can't use a copper pipe that is shorter than the amount we want, we can remove