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?

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

4 * 8 = 32 feet

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

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**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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