This practice word problem will help you learn how to solve word problems that use division. Below the problem and answer you can learn how to solve this word problem. All work will be shown for each word problem answer.
To solve this problem you have to divide the total length of the tube by the number of pieces you want. Since the landscaper is cutting the tube into all equal lengths the problem becomes a simple division. For example, if the landscaper has a tube 306 feet long and cuts it into 17 equal pieces, the length of each piece will be 306 feet / 17 pieces.
Putting this into an equation you get
306 Feet / 18 Pieces = 17 Feet / Piece
The each piece is 17 Feet long.