tcs - a group of boys bought cloth and rope to make a tent the length of the rope is 250 feet they want to cut it into pieces of 1 foot length how many cuts are required to cut the rope into 250 pieces - skillgun

Suppose the rope is x feet long and we have to cut into y number of pieces then its enough to make y-1 cuts.
Therefore to make 250 pieces each of length 1 foot we have to make 250 - 1 = 249 cuts.
At 249th cut, we would have 250 pieces. (At times you can expect such simple questions as well