Posted by **Anonymous** on Saturday, September 14, 2013 at 10:42pm.

42 inch board is cut into 3 pieces. Piece 2 is twice as long as the 1st & 3rd piece. Piece 3 is three times as long as piece 1. Find inches of all three pieces

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**Anonymous**, Saturday, September 14, 2013 at 10:51pm
Is piece 2 twice as long as 1 & 3 combined? Or separately?

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**Anonymous**, Saturday, September 14, 2013 at 11:01pm
separately

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**Jalita**, Sunday, September 15, 2013 at 12:11pm
If piece 2 is twice piece 1, then

x = piece 1

3x = piece 3 (3 times piece 1)

2x = piece 2 (twice piece 1)

x + 3x + 2x = 42

6x = 42

x = 7

Piece 1 - 7

Piece 2 - 14

Piece 3 - 21

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**Jalita**, Sunday, September 15, 2013 at 12:15pm
If piece 2 is twice piece 3, then

x = piece 1

3x = piece 3 (3 times piece 1)

2(3x) = piece 2 (twice piece 3)

x + 3x + 2(3x) = 42

10x = 42

x = 4.2

Piece 1 - 4.2

Piece 2 - 12.6

Piece 3 - 25.2

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**Jalita**, Sunday, September 15, 2013 at 12:18pm
If piece 2 is twice piece 1 & 3, then

x = piece 1

3x = piece 3 (3 times piece 1)

2(3x + x) = piece 2 (twice piece 1 & 3)

x + 3x + 2(4x) = 42

12x = 42

x = 3.5

Piece 1 - 3.5

Piece 2 - 10.5

Piece 3 - 28

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**Anonymous**, Sunday, September 15, 2013 at 2:18pm
I'm confused. Shouldn't pc 2 be the largest since it says that pc2 is twice as long as pc 1&3, and pc 3/three times as long as pc1

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