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    Smile Worded length problem

    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

    [Math]x+2x=24[/tex]

    Solve for x and you have the length of the smaller side.

    Spoiler:
    x=8
    Last edited by shenanigans87; April 29th 2010 at 10:24 PM.
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