# BRIE has a ribbon that is 2/3 m long she cuts the ribbon into pieces with equal links of 1/12 m how many pieces does BRIE cut

BRIE has a ribbon that is 2/3 m long she cuts the ribbon into pieces with equal links of 1/12 m how many pieces does BRIE cut

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Step-by-step explanation:
We are taking a ribbon 2/3 meters long and dividing it into pieces that are 1/12 of a meter long.
This is a division problem with fractions.
2/3 divided by 1/12 is the same as 2/3 times 12/1.
We get the numerator of the new fraction by 2 * 12 = 24 ‘across the top’.
We get the denominator of the new fraction by 3 * 1 = 3 ‘across the bottom.
We now have the fraction 24/3.
The fraction bar itself represents division, so we can write 24 divided by 3 = 8. So Brie makes 8 pieces.
To check the answer, we multiply the number of pieces times their length, and see if that gives back the amount of ribbon we started with.
8 * 1/12  = 8/ 12.
If we take that last fraction and divide both the top and bottom by 4 each, we reduce the fraction 2/3, and that is indeed how many meters of ribbon we started with.
So Brie makes 8 pieces of 1/12 meter from the original length of 2/3.