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Tricia had 4 1/8 yards of fabric to make curtains. When she finished she had 2 3/8 yards of fabric left. She said she used 2 2/8 yards of fabric for the curtains. Do you agree?

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gonzaleztgoat

No because if you add up the fabric she 'used' and the fabric she made to make the curtains it doesn't match up with the original yards of fabric she had to make the curtains. 2 3/8+ 2 2/8= 4 5/8 4 5/8 is the supposedly original fabric she had. It's only 1/2 off from the original fabric of yards. So no I don't agree.

husseinabdi

Well for this you have to do 4 1/8 - 2 3/8. You cannot subtract 1 - 3, so you have to take away 1 from three and add 8 to 1 so now the equation is 3 9/8 - 2 3/8. This is equal to 1 6/8 or 1 3/4, so no, she did not use 2 2/8 yards of fabric.

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