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Chad has a rope that is 16 yards long. How many pieces of rope measuring 1/2 yard each can he divide his rope into?

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Sabrina M. | Test Prep and Academic TutorTest Prep and Academic Tutor
The answer would be 32 pieces.
Let's take one yard.  How many 1/2 yard pieces can you get from one yard?
The answer is 2.  So, all you would have to do is multiply 2 by 16, and you would be able to have 32 half yard pieces from that 16 yards long rope.
Hope that helps!  Let me know if you have any questions.