Willow Carrillo

Answered

2022-01-23

Erica bought $3\frac{1}{2}$ yars of fabric. If she uses $\frac{2}{3}$ of the fabric to make a curtain, how much will she have left?

Answer & Explanation

baltimi

Expert

2022-01-24Added 7 answers

Step 1

You know, I really don’t like the$3\frac{1}{2}$ notation, I think it’s a lot more confusing than writing 3.5 or even $\frac{7}{2}$ . I’ll use the latter here, to make the math easier.

Okay, Erica started with$\frac{7}{2}$ yards of fabric. Then, she uses $\frac{2}{3}$ of that. But how much is $\frac{2}{3}$ of $\frac{7}{2}?$ All you have to do is multiply!

$\frac{7}{2}\cdot \frac{2}{3}=\frac{14}{6}=\frac{7}{3}$

Alright, she used$\frac{7}{3}$ yards of fabric in the curtain, if you take that out of the total how much will be left?

$\frac{7}{2}-\frac{7}{3}=\frac{21-14}{6}=\frac{7}{6}$

Here it is, she will have$\frac{7}{6}$ yards of fabricleft. If you want the answer in that notation, it is $1\frac{1}{6}$

You know, I really don’t like the

Okay, Erica started with

Alright, she used

Here it is, she will have

Maritza Mccall

Expert

2022-01-25Added 17 answers

Step 1

So, Erica bought

Next, she uses

To get

So now we know Erica has

RizerMix

Expert

2022-01-27Added 437 answers

Step 1

She has

yards and uses

So she has

left that's

Most Popular Questions