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?

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**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!)

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**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

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