eddy drilled into a piece of wood and a joist to attach them if he drilled 3 inches and the wood was 1 1/3 inches thick how far did he drill into the joist
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eddy drilled into a piece of wood and a joist to attach them if he drilled 3 inches and the wood was 1 1/3 inches thick how far did he drill into the joist
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1. User Answers Gabbiegirl21
JD = 5/3 or 1 2/3 inches. 
2. User Answers calculista
In order to find how far was drilled into the joist subtract the thickness of the wood from the total drilled and follow those steps
Step 1
Convert mixed number to an improper fraction
[tex]1\frac{1}{3}\ in= \frac{1*3+1}{3}= \frac{4}{3}\ in[/tex]
Step 2
Subtract the thickness of the wood from the total drilled
[tex]3\frac{4}{3}= \frac{9}{3} \frac{4}{3}= \frac{5}{3}\ in[/tex]
Step 3
Convert improper fraction to a mixed number
[tex]\frac{5}{3}\ in=\frac{3}{3}+\frac{2}{3}=1+\frac{2}{3}=1\frac{2}{3}\ in[/tex]
therefore
the answer is
[tex]1\frac{2}{3}\ in[/tex]