Cutting wire

If you cut a 3 ½ ft length wire into pieces that are 2 inches long, how many pieces of wire will you have?

Correct answer:

n =  21

Step-by-step explanation:

a=312=3+12=3 2+12=72=3.5 ft b=a in=a 12  in=3.5 12  in=42 in c=2 in  n=b/c=42/2=21



Did you find an error or inaccuracy? Feel free to write us. Thank you!



avatar




Tips to related online calculators
Need help to calculate sum, simplify or multiply fractions? Try our fraction calculator.
Do you want to convert length units?

You need to know the following knowledge to solve this word math problem:

Related math problems and questions:

  • Rope cutting
    meter Shane has a piece of rope that is 7 4/5 units long. If he cuts it into pieces that are each 3/5 of a unit long, how many pieces does he have?
  • Licorice
    licorice A piece of licorice is 2/3 yard long.  If it is cut into 10 equal pieces, how long will each piece of licorice be?
  • Metal rod
    meter You have a metal rod that’s 51/64 inches long. The rod needs to be trimmed. You cut 1/64 inches from one end and 1/32 inches from the other end. Next, you cut the rod into 6 equal pieces. What will be the final length of each piece?
  • Wiring 2
    cu_wire Willie cut a piece of wire that was 3/8 of the total length of the wire. He cut another piece that was 9m long. The two pieces together were one-half of the total length of the wire. How long was the wire before he cut it?
  • Bookshelf
    meter Bill is cutting boards to build a bookshelf for his apartment. While cutting boards he accidently cut 3/16th ft. His board is 3 3/4th, how long should it have been?
  • Paper cutting
    rectangle Susanna is cutting construction paper into rectangles for a project. She needs to cut one rectangle that is 10 inches × 14 1/2 inches. She needs to cut another rectangle that is 10 1/3 inches by 10 1/2 inches. How many total square inches of construction
  • Cutting pipe
    pipe1 A 10⅔ inch long pipe is cut into 8 equal pieces. How long is each piece?
  • Roll of wallpaper
    paper 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 c
  • Electric wire
    cu William has a piece of wire that measures 1 yard long. He will use wire to fix several electrical outlets in his house. How many inches long is the wire? Solve this problem using bar diagrams.
  • A rope 2
    meter A rope that is 6 meters long will be cut into 24 pieces that are all of the same length. What will be the length of each piece in centimeters? (100 cm = 1 m)
  • Joy has
    textiles Joy has 3/4 yards of fabric. She cuts the fabric into pieces that are each 1/8 yard long. How many pieces of fabric does Joy have?
  • Chester
    wood Chester has a piece of wood measuring 1 2/3 cm. He needs to cut it to pieces measuring 3/4 cm long. How many pieces of wood did Chester cut?
  • A PVC pipe
    meter A PVC pipe 12 feet long is to be cut into 1 1/2 foot pieces.  How many pieces can a plumber get out of this length pipe?
  • Carpenter
    stolar You want to cut long board into smaller pieces. Carpenter said that one cut of the board into two pieces will cost you 70 cents. But you need to cut the board into 9 parts. How much you pay?
  • An electrician
    cu_wire An electrician needs 1 1/3 rolls of electrical wire to wire each room in a house. How many rooms can he wire with 6 2/3 rolls of wire?
  • A piece
    cu_wire A piece of wire is 5.8 m long is to cut into 15 pieces of the same length what is the length of each piece?
  • The fish
    fish The fish vendor sells 1/7 kilos of bangus for 66.2 euro. If you will buy 9 2/8 kilos of bangus, how much will cost?