Lucas makes crosses out of a scrap piece of wood by cutting it into two pieces. He always makes the
cut so that the cross piece is one-third the length of the vertical piece. If a length of scrap wood is 28
inches, what will be the length of each piece of the cross?
algebra math - Ms. Sue, Sunday, March 10, 2013 at 9:16pm
28/4 = 7
Cross piece = 7 inches
Vertical piece = 21 inches