Posted by **Anonymous** on Wednesday, June 2, 2010 at 10:39am.

Three pieces of wood are needed for a project.

They are to be cut from a 90-cm-long piece of

wood. The longest piece is to be 3 times as long as

the middle-sized piece and the shortest piece is to

be 10 cm shorter than the middle-sized piece. Can

this be done with two cuts? If so, tell how.

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**kelly**, Wednesday, June 2, 2010 at 12:40pm
make the first cut at 6cm and the second at 22cm. You will have 3 pieces that measure 6cm, 16cm and 48cm.

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**Anonymous**, Friday, July 2, 2010 at 12:50pm
you mark off 10cm and 30cm on the original piece of wood and you cut at your marks this will give you 3 pieces a 10cm piece, 20cm piece, and a 60cm piece of wood and it works out because the pieces add up to 90cm

fyi the answer above doesnt add up to the required 90cm

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**rey**, Friday, July 2, 2010 at 12:57pm
i gave the second answer

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