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A carpenter needs four boards, each 2 feet 10 inches long. If wood is

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A carpenter needs four boards, each 2 feet 10 inches long. If wood is sold only by the foot, what is the minimum length, in feet, of wood the carpenter must buy?

(A) 9

(B) 10

(C) 11

(D) 12

(E) 13

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11 Feb 2018, 08:17
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A carpenter needs four boards, each 2 feet 10 inches long. If wood is sold only by the foot, what is the minimum length, in feet, of wood the carpenter must buy?

(A) 9

(B) 10

(C) 11

(D) 12

(E) 13

The conversion we need to know: 1 feet is 12 inches.
Since the carpenter needs 4 boards, each 2 feet 10 inches long,
we would need about 8 feet + 40 inches(which is 3 feet 4 inches)

Hence, the minimum wood that the carpenter would need is 12 feet(Option D)
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