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# A piece of wire is $\dfrac{7}{8}\,m$ long and is broken into two pieces. One piece was $\dfrac{1}{4}\,m$ long. How long is the other piece?

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Hint: The problem can be solved using simple mathematics. Since the wire is broken into two pieces and the original and length of one of its pieces is given, we can simply calculate the length of this piece from the total length to get the length of another piece. So, simply subtraction would help us solve the question.

It is written in the question that the total length of the piece of wire is $\dfrac{7}{8}\,m$
Further it is broken into two pieces. The length of one piece is given as $\dfrac{1}{4}\,m$
$\dfrac{1}{4}\,m$$+ Length of second piece =$$\dfrac{7}{8}\,m$
Length of second piece$= \dfrac{7}{8} - \dfrac{1}{4} = \dfrac{{7 - 2}}{8} = \dfrac{5}{8}$
So Length of second piece is $\dfrac{5}{8}$ meters
Suppose the length of wire was $=$$\dfrac{7}{8}\,m$ and it got broken into two equal pieces. So now the length of one of both the pieces can be obtained by dividing original length by $2$
So the length of each piece $= \dfrac{7}{{8 \times 2}} = \dfrac{7}{{16}}$ meters.