Posted by **shannon** on Sunday, February 27, 2011 at 6:49pm.

A board that is 12 feet long must be cut into 2 pieces that have lengths in a ratio of 3 to 2. Find the lengths of the two pieces.

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**Ms. Sue**, Sunday, February 27, 2011 at 7:00pm
Let x = the longer piece.

3/5 = x/12

5x = 36

x = 7.2

12 - 7.2 = ?

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**Nhi giap**, Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at 11:14pm
variable L= length

and we have 12:2 is = 6

and then the ratio 2/3

is 2/3 L=9

check:

12-9=3 If they asking continues answer will be 3

so both sides are make sense

6=2/3(9) check from the 12 feet long we have 12= L+3= 12=12

if this helpful

6= 6

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