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    length of each stick

    There are 3 sticks. First stick is half of the second stick. Second stick is 6 inches more than the third stick. Total length of all sticks is 44 inches. What is the length in inches of each stick?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mccoy31 View Post
    There are 3 sticks. First stick is half of the second stick. Second stick is 6 inches more than the third stick. Total length of all sticks is 44 inches. What is the length in inches of each stick?
    Hello Mccoy,

    Let x = length of 2nd stick.

    Let \frac{1}{2}x = length of 1st stick.

    Let \frac{1}{2}x-6 = length of 3rd stick.

    Let 44 = total length.

    Now we have x+\frac{1}{2}x+\frac{1}{2}x-6=44

    Can you finish?
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    Thanks a lot! yeah I can finish it
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