# A.2.8.2 Post-Parade Clean-up

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- Katie Akesson

After a parade, a group of volunteers is helping to pick up the trash along a 2-mile stretch of a road. The group decides to divide the length of the road so that each volunteer is responsible for cleaning up equal-length sections. Find the length of a road section for each volunteer if there are the following numbers of volunteers. Explain or show your reasoning. a. 8 volunteers b. 10 volunteers c. 25 volunteers d. 36 volunteers

Write an equation that would make it easy to find *l*, the length of a road section in miles for each volunteer, if there are *n* volunteers.

Find the number of volunteers in the group if each volunteer cleans up a section of the following lengths. Explain or show your reasoning. a. 0.4 mile b. 2/7 mile c. 0.125 mile d. 6/45 mile

Write an equation that would make it easy to find the number of volunteers, *n*, if each volunteer cleans up a section that is *l* miles.