1. ## Simple Problem

I have the following problem.

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 2^1/4 yards long, are removed?

Thank you.

2. I see this as $\displaystyle \displaystyle 24-(3\times 3^{\frac{1}{2}}+5\times 2^{\frac{1}{4}} )$

Can you simplify this?

3. ## No, I can't

No I can't possibly do it. Can you?

4. Originally Posted by pat86