Posted by **teesha** on Tuesday, January 31, 2012 at 1:23pm.

a woodworking project calls for three pieces. the longest piece is twicw the length of the middle-sized piece, and the shortest is 10 inches shorther than the middle-sized piece. the board os 70 inches. how much must each peice be?

- algebra -
**MathGuru**, Tuesday, January 31, 2012 at 8:21pm
Let the middle-sized piece be x.

Then: 2x = longest piece and x-10 = shortest piece.

Therefore:

x + 2x + x - 10 = 70

Can you take it from here?

(Hint: solve for x, then be sure to list the length of the 3 pieces!)

- algebra -
**Anonymous**, Sunday, March 24, 2013 at 3:13pm
SOLUTION: If the middle of three consecutive even integers is added to 100, the result is 42 more than the sum of the largest and twice the smallest. Find the smallest integer

## Answer this Question

## Related Questions

- Algebra - A rope 116 inches is cut into three pieces.The middle-sized piece is ...
- algebra - Three pieces of wood are needed for project. They are to be cut from a...
- Algebra - A ribbon 106 inches long is cut into three pieces. The middle-sized ...
- Math - Three pieces of wood are needed for a project. They are to be cut from a ...
- math - Three pieces of wood are needed for a project. They are to be cut from a ...
- math - A pipe is 42 inches long. It is to be cut into three pieces such that the...
- Algebra - Here's another problem I'm having a little trouble with: A piece of ...
- math - a 132 inch lenght of ribbon is to be cut into 3 pieces the longest piece ...
- maths - David cuts a 6 metre long pole into three different pieces. The largest ...
- Pre-Algebra - 30 ft pipe is broken in three pieces. The shortest piece is 6ft. ...

More Related Questions