Roll of wallpaper

An art student uses a roll of wallpaper to decorate two gift boxes. The student will use 3 1/3 yards of paper for one box and 5/6 yard of paper for the other box. The paper must be cut into pieces that are 1/6 yard long. How many pieces will the student cut to use for the gift boxes?

Correct result:

n =  25

Solution:

a=313=3 3+13=1033.3333 yd b=560.8333 yd w=160.1667 yd  n=(a+b)/w=(3.3333+0.8333)/0.1667=25



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