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# Saw a board 8 ft 4 in. long into nine equal pieces. If the loss per cut is 1/8 in., how long will each piece be?

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Saw a board 8 ft 4 in. long into nine equal pieces. If the loss per cut is 1/8 in., how long will each piece be?

To cut into 9 equal pieces, you need to cut 8 times so the total loss is: $$\displaystyle{8}\cdot{\left(\frac{{1}}{{8}}\right)}\in.={1}\in.\\$$