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Math Word Problems: Division

Tube Word Problem
A landscaper is installing a lawn sprinkling system. She has a tube 340 feet long that she must cut into 17 equal pieces.

How long will each piece be?


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To solve this problem you have to divide the total length of the tube by the number of pieces you need. Since the landscaper is cutting the tube into equal lengths the problem becomes a simple division. For example, if the landscaper has a tube 306 feet long and cuts it into 18 equal pieces, the length of each piece will be 306 feet ÷ 18 pieces.

Putting this into an equation you get
306 feet ÷ 18 pieces = 17 feet / piece

Each piece is 17 feet long.


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