Posted by Jacob on Thursday, August 26, 2010 at 1:33am.
Kate cut a 100foot rope into two pieces. One piece was 5 feet longer than 4 times the length of the other. Find the length of each piece.

Algebra  jai, Thursday, August 26, 2010 at 4:41am
first, represent the unknowns:
let x = length of the 1st piece
let 4x + 5 = length of the 2nd piece (as the second statement of the problem says)
then setup equation:
x + (4x + 5) = 100 *total length of the two pieces must be 100 ft
solve:
5x + 5 = 100
5x = 95
x = 19 ft
4x + 5 = 81 ft
so there,, =)

Algebra  Anonymous, Sunday, October 9, 2011 at 2:45pm
3456

Algebra  NARUTOISAWESOME, Friday, October 26, 2012 at 11:13pm
Would it be the same if u used 4 times x or it has to be 4x?

Algebra  giselle, Saturday, September 14, 2013 at 12:19pm
A 23 inch rope is cut into 4 pieces.the first piece is 3 inches longer than the other three pieces of rope .what is the length of the longest piece of rope

Algebra  Antonio Owens, Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at 9:26pm
19ft, 81ft
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