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Posted by on Saturday, September 27, 2008 at 6:21pm.

A ribbon 106 inches long is cut into three pieces. The middle-sized piece is 4 inches longern than twice the shortest piece. the longest piece is 3 times as long as the shortest piece. how long is the shortest piece?

  • Algebra - , Saturday, September 27, 2008 at 6:22pm

    S+L+M=106
    S+3S+(2S+4)=106

    then solve for S, and L is 3 times that.

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