# SOLUTION: (BASIC OPERATIONS WITH FRACTIONS) How many yards of material from a 24-yard length of cloth remain after 3 pieces, each 3 1/2 yards long, and 5 pieces, each of 2 1/4 yards lon

Algebra ->  Algebra  -> Signed-numbers -> SOLUTION: (BASIC OPERATIONS WITH FRACTIONS) How many yards of material from a 24-yard length of cloth remain after 3 pieces, each 3 1/2 yards long, and 5 pieces, each of 2 1/4 yards lon      Log On

 Ad: Algebra Solved!™: algebra software solves algebra homework problems with step-by-step help! Ad: Algebrator™ solves your algebra problems and provides step-by-step explanations!

 Algebra: Operations with Signed Numbers Solvers Lessons Answers archive Quiz In Depth

 Question 136055: (BASIC OPERATIONS WITH FRACTIONS) How many yards of material from a 24-yard length of cloth remain after 3 pieces, each 3 1/2 yards long, and 5 pieces, each of 2 1/4 yards long are removed? Ans I trieed to do is * the 24 yard to 3 pieces but did not get the answer ANS OF THIS PROBLEM IS 2 1/4 Answer by checkley77(12569)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!24=3*3.5+5*2.25+X 24=10.5+11.25+X 24=21.75+X X=24-21.75 X=2.25 OR 2 1/4 YARDS REMAIN.