Posted by **Joanna** on Monday, August 19, 2013 at 1:44pm.

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

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**Steve**, Monday, August 19, 2013 at 2:01pm
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

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