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Bugsy has a piece of wood 9 feet 8 inches long. He wishes to cut it into 4 equal lengths. How far from the edge should he make the first cut?

Explanation

\(1 \mathrm{ft.}=12 \text { in. } 9 \text { ft. } 8 \text { in. }=9 \times 128=116 \text { in.; } 116 \div 4=29 \text { in. }=2 \text { ft. } 5 \text { in. }\)

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