The Fontaine SistersMath brain teasers require computations to solve.
The Fontaine sisters are seamstresses by trade. They have been commissioned to create as many 2 by 3 feet rectangular Jolly Roger flags as they can for the pirates in their village, so Loretta Fontaine has gone out to buy cloth to embroider.
Dark cloth costs $150 a foot and comes in a roll five feet wide. It can be bought in any length (even down to the inch). She has a total of $1,260 to spend on the cloth.
How many WHOLE Jolly Roger flags will they be able to make?
AnswerSix. If you divide the $1260 by 150, you get the length that can be bought, 8.4 feet, so there will be a rectangle of 8.4 by 5. If this is cut into 2 rectangles, 8.4 * 2 and 8.4 * 3, from one rectangle, 2 can be cut, and from the other, 4 can be cut, making 6.
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