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Q:
# John had a roll containing 24 2/3 feet of wrapping paper. He wants to divide it into 11 pieces. First, though, he must cut off 5/6 foot because it was torn. How long will each piece be?

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A:

We are given a total size of 24 2/3 feet of wrapping
paper. Convert this into fraction of denominator 6:
total paper = 24 2/3 = 74/3 = 148/6 feet
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Subtract 5/6 foot:
remaining paper = 148/6 β 5/6 = 143/6 feet
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Divide by 11:
each piece = (143/6) ft / 11 = 143/66Β ft = 2.17 ft