Posted by **Libby** on Tuesday, May 20, 2008 at 5:59pm.

using a constant rate, you can saw a log into 3 pieces in 12 minutes. At the sam constant rate, how long will it take you to cut a siliar log (if the same size) into 6 pieces?

would you do a rate formula or what?

I'm really stuck on this one!

- Algebra 1 -
**Ms. Sue**, Tuesday, May 20, 2008 at 6:09pm
If it takes you 4 minutes to make one slice (12/3 = 4), then it should take 4 times 6 to saw a similar log into 6 pieces.

4 * 6 = 24

- Algebra 1 -
**Chris**, Tuesday, May 20, 2008 at 6:12pm
Arrg, stop deleting my message, my last one was correct.

first of all, cutting 2 slices of a log will make it into 3. if it took 12 minutes to cut 2 slices into 3, it takes 6 minuts to cut a slice.

Now taking the same log, you need 6 pieces. so cutting 3 more times in addition to the first two would mean 30 mins.

2 slices = 3 pieces

from 3 logs, 3 slice = 6 pieces

5 slice x 6 minutes each = 30 mins

- Algebra 1 -
**tchrwill**, Tuesday, May 20, 2008 at 7:10pm
2 cuts = 3 pieces

1 cut = 6 minutes.

5 cuts = 6 pieces

5 cuts = 30 minutes.

Right on Chris.

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