Q6 A piece of wire \(\frac{7}{8} \) metre long broke into two pieces. One piece was \(\frac{1}{4} \) metre long. How long is the other piece?

Total length of wire = \(\frac{7}{8} \) metre

Length of one piece of wire = \(\frac{1}{4} \)metre

Length of other piece of wire = Length of the original wire and this one piece of wire

= \(\frac{7}{8} - \frac{1}{4} \)

= \(\frac{7}{8} - \frac{1×2}{4×2} \)

= \(\frac{7}{8} - \frac{2}{8} \)

= \(\frac{5}{8} \)