2. A wire 60 inches long is cut into two pieces whose lengths have a ratio of 3 to 1. to find the length of each piece, let x be the length for the shorter piece. since the wire is 60 inches long, and since the shorter piece is x inches long, what is the length of the longer piece?
write a formula that represents the length of the longer piece divided by the length of the shorter piece (that is, a formula for the ratio in terms of x.)
write an equation that says the ratio is equal to (3/1.)
solve this equation for x.
what is the length of each piece?