Posted by Karen on Wednesday, June 5, 2013 at 5:18pm.
Mr foster places 11 garden lights along an 80 meter path. Each light is placed an equal distance apart. How far away is the sixth garden light from the second?

Math  Ms. Sue, Wednesday, June 5, 2013 at 5:24pm
80/10 = 8 feet apart
4 * 8 = 32 feet

Math  correction  Ms. Sue, Wednesday, June 5, 2013 at 5:58pm
The units are meters, not feet.

Math  Jay, Wednesday, June 5, 2013 at 6:44pm
small addition:
the equation used is:
distance/(number of things dividing 1)
this works because you have one light at the beginning and one at the end. So you end up with(number of things dividing 1)for the number of parts.
ex: 1 foot with 3 lights, that are equal distance, mean they will be placed .5 , half, a foot away from the nearest light
the second equation is:
(starting position  end position)* distance in each part
Note: the answer will always be positive
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