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The decorating committee for a dance plans to fringe the 3-inch-wide

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The decorating committee for a dance plans to fringe the 3-inch-wide end of a streamer by making small cuts every 1/16 inch.How many cuts must be made to fringe the end?

A. 45
B. 46
C. 47
D. 48
E. 49

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Updated on: 06 Feb 2019, 05:28
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The decorating committee for a dance plans to fringe the 3-inch-wide end of a streamer by making small cuts every 1/16 inch.How many cuts must be made to fringe the end?

A. 45
B. 46
C. 47
D. 48
E. 49

total = 3
fringe be x
x/16 = 3
x = 48
IMO C
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06 Feb 2019, 05:26
Say suppose we have length of 4*(1/16) = 1/4.We have to make 3(4-1)cuts(as opposed to 4) to get 4 parts of 1/16.By the same logic we have to make (48-1) = 47 cuts.

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06 Feb 2019, 12:08
Bunuel wrote:
The decorating committee for a dance plans to fringe the 3-inch-wide end of a streamer by making small cuts every 1/16 inch.How many cuts must be made to fringe the end?

A. 45
B. 46
C. 47
D. 48
E. 49

There will be a cut every 1/16 inch, i.e. every inch there will be 16 cuts
Therefore,for 3 inches=48 cuts
However, last cut wont be needed since it is the end portion.
So,48-1=47 cuts

Ans:C
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06 Feb 2019, 12:12
Total length is 3 inches and it has to cut into each 1/16 pieces ,
3=x/16
x=48 blocks,
simple logic, No. of cuts = No.of blocks - 1
hence, 48-1 =47 cuts ,
IMO. ans is option 'C'
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