# augie bought a piece of wood that 8 1/2 feet long. he used 2/3 of the wood to make a shelf. How much wood does he have left?

Augie bought a piece of wood that 8 1/2 feet long. he used 2/3 of the wood to make a shelf. How much wood does he have left?
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Brenton Gay
Length of wood = 8 $\frac{1}{2}$ = $\frac{17}{2}$ feet
Used wood = $\frac{2}{3}$ of the wood = $\frac{2}{3}$ of $\frac{17}{2}$