# Luna is making a rope ladder. Each step of the ladder is 2½ feet wide and uses an additional foot on each end of the s

Question

Luna is making a rope ladder. Each
step of the ladder is 2½ feet wide and uses an additional
foot on each end of the step for the knot. Luna has a
rope that is 30 feet long. How many steps can she make from the rope?

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1 month 2022-12-28T16:22:06+00:00 1 Answer 0 views 0

1. By taking the quotient between the total length of rope and the length of rope needed for each step, we conclude that she can make 12 steps from the rope.

### How many steps can she make from the rope?

We know that each step of the ladder needs 2½ feet of rope, and Luna has a rope that is 30 feet long.
To find the number of steps that she can make with that rope, we need to take the quotient between the length of the total piece of rope, and the length of rope needed for each step.
It is:
N = (30ft)/(2½ ft)
Notice that 2½ = 2.5
Replacing that in the fraction we get:
N = (30ft)*(2.5 ft) = 12
From this, we conclude that she can make 12 steps from the rope.