Mathematics

Question

Jim uses ribbon for bookmarks. Jim has 9 feet of ribbon. He uses 1/3 foot of ribbon to make each bookmark. What is the total number of ribbons Jim can make from 9 feet of ribbon?

2 Answer


  • there is 12 inches in a foot.  1/3 of a foot would be 4 inches

    take 9 x 12 (Inches in a foot) = 108 and divide by four

    the answer is 27.  so he can get 27 ribbons out of 9 ft. of ribbon

  • Answer with explanation:

    Total Length of Ribbon = 9 feet

    Length of Ribbon used to make bookmark [tex]=\frac{1}{3}[/tex]foot

    Total number of ribbons Jim can make from 9 feet of ribbon

       [tex]=\frac{\text{Total Length of Ribbon}}{\text{Length of ribbon used to make bookmark}}\\\\=\frac{9}{\frac{1}{3}}\\\\=9 \times 3=27[/tex]

    =27 Ribbons