# Thread: Straight Pipe

1. ## Straight Pipe

A straight pipe 1 yard in length was marked off in fourths and also in thirds. If the pipe was then cut into separate pieces at each of these markings, list the different lengths of the pieces in fractions of a yard.

1 - 1/3 = 2/3

1 - 1/4 = 3/4

[(1/3) + (1/4)] = 7/12

1 - 7/12 = 1/2

Thus far, the five markings on the pipe are
1/3, 1/4, 1/2, 2/3, and 3/4.

I am stuck here.

2. ## Re: Straight Pipe

Cuts at 1/4, 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, and 3/4 of pipe length or make a sketch

3. ## Re: Straight Pipe Originally Posted by Cervesa Cuts at 1/4, 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, and 3/4 of pipe length or make a sketch
1. I cannot see the picture you posted.

2. What are the steps that follow my math work?

4. ## Re: Straight Pipe Originally Posted by harpazo 1. I cannot see the picture you posted.
Did you click on it?

5. ## Re: Straight Pipe Originally Posted by harpazo A straight pipe 1 yard in length was marked off in fourths and also in thirds. If the pipe was then cut into separate pieces at each of these markings, list the different lengths of the pieces in fractions of a yard.

1 - 1/3 = 2/3

1 - 1/4 = 3/4

[(1/3) + (1/4)] = 7/12

1 - 7/12 = 1/2

Thus far, the five markings on the pipe are
1/3, 1/4, 1/2, 2/3, and 3/4.

I am stuck here.
Righto! Your fractions are correct.

Now draw a line representing 1 yard (36 inches). (I'd work in inches to save working with fractions.)

Use your fractions to calculate where the cuts are. For example, the cut 1/3 of the way along will be at the 12 inch mark (1/3 of 36 inches = 12 inches).

Mark in the position of all of the cuts and then work out how long each section is. If you do it this way, your answer will be in inches. You will need to convert these to fractions of a yard (because the question asks for that). Note that 1 in = 1/36 yard.

6. ## Re: Straight Pipe Originally Posted by DenisB Did you click on it?
I do not have a computer or laptop. All my work is done using my SAMSUNG cell phone. I clicked on the picture but it enlarges beyond my cell's screen size.

7. ## Re: Straight Pipe Originally Posted by Debsta Righto! Your fractions are correct.

Now draw a line representing 1 yard (36 inches). (I'd work in inches to save working with fractions.)

Use your fractions to calculate where the cuts are. For example, the cut 1/3 of the way along will be at the 12 inch mark (1/3 of 36 inches = 12 inches).

Mark in the position of all of the cuts and then work out how long each section is. If you do it this way, your answer will be in inches. You will need to convert these to fractions of a yard (because the question asks for that). Note that 1 in = 1/36 yard.
Your reply to my questions are for people like me who did not major in math. I thank everyone here but especially you and MarkFL, which BTW, has vanished from this site.