My friend, Alex, struggles a little. I recently asked him to buy me some ribbon for my daughter's pretty pink bonnet.
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He went to the haberdashery shop for the required length but accidentally interchanged the feet and inches.
When I measured the resulting ribbon I only had 5÷8 of the length I required.
How much ribbon did I originally ask for?
Remember that there are 12 inches in each foot.
Hint: A little bit of algebra might help.
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