Posted by **Afl** on Tuesday, December 18, 2012 at 3:30pm.

Scotty and his dad are repairing the railing along the side of the deck. They put up eight supports with 4 feet between each one. If the first support is at one corner of the deck and the eighth support is at the other corner, how long is the side?

Please explain the answer.

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**Damon**, Tuesday, December 18, 2012 at 3:36pm
7*4 = 28

You need two posts for one four foot section to start, one more posts than sections.

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**Ms. Sue**, Tuesday, December 18, 2012 at 4:37pm
http://www.jiskha.com/display.cgi?id=1355788917

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**Rochel**, Tuesday, December 18, 2012 at 4:56pm
you take 8 times 4 and it equals 32 so its 32 ft.

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**Ms. Sue**, Tuesday, December 18, 2012 at 5:13pm
No. Rochel. Both Damon and I are right.

See my diagram above.

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**james**, Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 6:28pm
plz help me

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