Sarah is cutting ribbons for a pep rally. The length of each ribbon needs to be 3.68 inches. If she needs 1,000 ribbons what is the length of ribbon Sarah needs?
When working out word problems, first decide on what operation(s) you need to do.
Each of 1,000 ribbons needs to be
The total length of ribbon required will be a multiplication.
However, this is not practical, inches is too small a unit, so convert to a larger one.
Again this is not practical. Convert to a larger unit, yards:
We could have done one calculation: