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 August 9th, 2010, 12:01 AM #1 Newbie   Joined: Aug 2010 Posts: 7 Thanks: 0 ANOTHER... word problem! I have one more word problem, its annoying because it looks so easy... yet my answer is wrong. 11. If one hanging garment uses 2cm of space, how many rails of 0.5m can you fill with 200 garments? i did this: 200/2 = 100 lol which is wrong! Can anyone help? many thanks
 August 9th, 2010, 12:22 AM #2 Math Team   Joined: Apr 2010 Posts: 2,780 Thanks: 361 Re: ANOTHER... word problem! Hello Angelina, If 1 garment uses in 2 cm of space, haw many space do 200 garments take in? How many rails of 50 cm are equivalent to that space? Hoempa
 August 9th, 2010, 01:48 AM #3 Newbie   Joined: Aug 2010 Posts: 7 Thanks: 0 Re: ANOTHER... word problem! 4 ??
 August 9th, 2010, 02:57 AM #4 Math Team   Joined: Apr 2010 Posts: 2,780 Thanks: 361 Re: ANOTHER... word problem! 1 garment uses 1*2 cm of space, 200 garments use 200*2 cm=400 cm of space. 1 rails takes in 50 cm. 4 rails take 4*50cm=200cm of space. n rails take n*50=50n cm of space. You donīt want 200 cm, but 400 cm. What value should "n" have? Hoempa
 August 9th, 2010, 02:58 AM #5 Senior Member   Joined: Feb 2009 From: Adelaide, Australia Posts: 1,519 Thanks: 3 Re: ANOTHER... word problem! 1 garment takes 2cm of space. 2 garments take 4cm of space. 3 garments take 6cm of space. 4 garments take 8cm of space. ... (notice the pattern) ... __ garments take 50cm of space: equal to one rail. Fill in the blank. And then divide 200 by that number, to get the number of rails you will need.
 August 9th, 2010, 07:11 AM #6 Newbie   Joined: Aug 2010 Posts: 7 Thanks: 0 Re: ANOTHER... word problem! Thanks guys! Am i correct to say the answer is 8 rails??
 August 9th, 2010, 09:28 AM #7 Math Team   Joined: Apr 2010 Posts: 2,780 Thanks: 361 Re: ANOTHER... word problem! Yes, that is the answer, well done Hoempa
 August 9th, 2010, 11:18 PM #8 Newbie   Joined: Aug 2010 Posts: 7 Thanks: 0 Re: ANOTHER... word problem! Thank you!!! I feel like a math wizz now! x

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