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what is 14 1/2 feet minus 13.71 feet?

JOHN NEEDED 13.71 FEET OF WIRE TO FIX A LAMP. HE BOUGHT 14 AND A HALF FEET OF WIRE. HOW MUCH WIRE DID HE HAVE LEFT AFTER FIXING THE LAMP?

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14.5 - 13.71 = 0.79.

In order to complete this problem you first need to convert 14 1/2 feet into decimals (14.5 feet).

After that, the math is simple: 14.5 ft. - 13.71 ft. = 0.79 ft.

14 1/2 ft.

we convert the 1/2 ft. into decimal which is .5 ft.

so, 14.5 ft. - 13.71 ft. = .79 ft.