Posted by Joanna on .
A 17 foot pipe is cut into three sections. The longest section is 3 times as long as the shortest and the middle sized section is 2 feet longer than the shortest. Find the length of each section to the nearest foot

Math 
Steve,
if the sections are a,b,c then we have
a+b+c=17
c=3a
b=a+2
solve those to get the lengths of
3,5,9