## Division word problem2

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Question:

John cuts lead strips to make stained-glass windows. He has a 3 ¾ foot strip of lead and cuts into 5 equal pieces. How long is each piece of lead?

Basic idea:

In this problem John is cutting a lead strip for making stained glass.The length of the strip is 3 ¾ foot.We have to cut this into five parts.The measurement of 5 parts will be equal.Now we need to find the measurement of each part.To solve this problem we have to divide the original length of the strip by number of pieces to be cut.Here original length of the strip is 3 ¾ foot and it has to be cut in to 5 parts.So that we will get the final answer.

Solution:

Original length of the lead strip = 3  ¾ foot

Length of each lead strip  =  3 ¾ foot ÷ 5

Now we are going to change the mixed fraction as improper fraction

=  (12+3)/4 ÷ 5

=  15/4 ÷ 5

We can write 5 as 5/1

= (15/4) ÷ (5/1)

Now we can write the division as multiplication.So that the second fraction can be written as its reciprocal.First fraction will be as it is.

= (15/4) x (1/5)

= (15x1)/(4x5)

The numerator 15 and denominator 5 can be simplified using 5 times table

= (3x1)/(4x1)

= 3/4

So the final answer is ¾ feet.

The required length of each piece of lead is ¾ feet.

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