Saturday

August 30, 2014

August 30, 2014

Posted by **Dezy** on Tuesday, December 2, 2008 at 10:08pm.

HINT: the answer is not 15

- math -
**DrBob222**, Tuesday, December 2, 2008 at 10:21pmWe make 3 cuts to get 4 pieces.

We must make 4 cuts to get 5 pieces.

Set up a proportion.

(3cuts/12 s) = (4 cuts/? s)

Cross multiply

3cuts * ?seconds = 48

? sec = 48/3 = 16 seconds.

Check my thinking. Check my work.

- math -
**Ms. Sue**, Tuesday, December 2, 2008 at 10:23pmTo cut the log into 4 pieces takes 3 cuts. Each cut averages 4 seconds.

To cut the log into 5 pieces takes 4 cuts. How long do you think it will take to make 4 cuts?

**Related Questions**

math - Alog is cut into four pieces in 12 seconds. At the same rate, how long ...

Math - lisa cut a log into 4 pieces in 6 minutes. she then cut a smaller log ...

math - a log that is 50 cm long is cut into 2 pieces one of the pieces is 8 cm ...

Algebra 1 - using a constant rate, you can saw a log into 3 pieces in 12 ...

Math - Sam needs to cut a piece of sheet metal into 8 pieces. All the cuts are ...

math - when a large cake is cut into pieces that each weigh 3 ounces, it yields ...

Math - I can't to get this problem. Perform the indicated operation 11 -6/7 -7 ...

math - Henry cut a 10 foot log into 9/10 foot of firewood. How many pieces of ...

math - fifteen-foot board is cut into 2 1/3 foot long pieces for a bookcase. ...

math - the maximum number of pieces into which a pizza can be cut by making 6 ...