Mathematics

Question

Debbie cut a cord into sixths . She used five of the to make necklaces . She used equal lengths of the remaining cord for each of four bracelets. What fraction of the original cord did Debbie use for each bracelet ?

1 Answer

  • So she used [tex] \frac{5}{6} [/tex] of the cord to make necklaces.
    [tex]1- \frac{5}{6} = \frac{1}{6} [/tex]

    She splits the [tex] \frac{1}{6} [/tex] length into 4 equal lengths.
    To divide a fraction by a fraction, you multiply it by its reciprocal.
    [tex] \frac{1}{6} ( \frac{1}{4}) [/tex]
    [tex] =\frac{1}{24} [/tex]

    She used [tex] \frac{1}{24} [/tex] of the original chord to make each bracelet.