a piece of lumber is 2 and 1/4 feet long and is cut into 3 equal pieces how long is each piece of wood ?

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  • 2 = 4/4

    2 and 1/4 = 4/4 + 4/4 + 1/4 = 9/4

    (9/4)/3 = 9/(4*3) = 9/12 = 3/4

    Answer = 3/4

  • TomV
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    There are two answers.

    The first answer is the elementary arithmetic answer that ignores the real world. Divide the length 2 1/4 feet = 27 inches by 3

    Ans: 9 inches = 3/4 feet

    The second answer takes into account the wood lost due to the thickness of the saw blade. Since that thickness is not given, assume a kerf = 1/8 inch which is a common thickness of the blade of a powered miter saw. There are two crosscuts required so 1/8 + 1/8 = 1/4" of length will be lost. The length of the cut pieces will be (27-1/4)/3

    Ans: 8 11/12 inches ≈ 8.92 inches ≈ 0.743 feet

  • 1 month ago

    2 feet+1/4 feet=9/4 feet

    1feet=12 inch

    Then 9/4 feet=(9/4)×12 inch=27 inch

    If we cut into 3 equal pieces then length of each equal piece= 27÷3=9 inch

  • 1 month ago

    2 1/4 = 2 times 4 + 1 = 9/4 times by 1/3 = 4/12 simplest form is 3/4 inches

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  • 1 month ago

    length of each cutted wood = (2 1/4)/3 = 3/4 or 0.75 ft answer// 

  • 1 month ago

    2 1/4 ft=2.25*12=27"

    27/3=9"

    each piece will be 9".

  • 1 month ago

    A piece of lumber is 2 and 1/4 feet long and is cut into 3 equal pieces. 

    Each piece of wood is 3/4 feet long.

  • Ian H
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    2 and 1/4 feet  is 9/4 feet.

    1/3 of that is 3/4 of a foot which is 9 inches.

  • Jim
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Assuming you want to use a standard tape measure:

    2 ft is 24 inches, 1/4 ft is 3 inches,

    24+3 = 27 inches

    27 in /3 = 9 inches

    ===

    There are many ways to work this problem such as fractions, decimals, etc., and depend on what units you wanted as the final answer (which you did no specify).

    Fractional Feet:

    2 1/4 = 8/4 + 1/4 = 9/4 ft

    9/4 (1/3) = 9/12

    9/12 = 3/4 ft

    ===

    Decimal Feet (Architect/Surveyor):

    2 1/4 = 2.25 ft

    2.25 /3 = 0.75 ft

    ===

    Scientific (CGS):

    68.58 cm/3 = 22.86 cm

    ===

    Scientific (KMS):

    0.6858 m /3 = 0.2286 m

  • Orla
    Lv 6
    1 month ago

    nine inches.....like the nails.

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