A board is 24 ft. long and is cut into two parts. If one piece is twice the length of the other, find the length of both pieces. smaller length = ? feet larger length = ? feet
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Think of it like this. Pretend the smaller length board is x ft long. Then the other side is 2x, right? So [tex]x+2x=24[/tex] Solve for x and you have the length of the smaller side. Spoiler:
Last edited by shenanigans87; April 29th 2010 at 09:24 PM.
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