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

- dma 040 - ?? -
**Anonymous**, Saturday, September 14, 2013 at 10:51pm
Is piece 2 twice as long as 1 & 3 combined? Or separately?

- dma 040 -
**Anonymous**, Saturday, September 14, 2013 at 11:01pm
separately

- dma 040 -
**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

- dma 040 -
**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

- dma 040 -
**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

- dma 040 -
**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

## Answer this Question

## Related Questions

- dma 040 - 42 inch cut into 3 pieces. Piece 2 is twice as long as 1st and 3rd ...
- Algebra - A ribbon 106 inches long is cut into three pieces. The middle-sized ...
- geometry - how many inches long is the radius of the largest circle that can fit...
- math - a 27 inch board is to be cut into three pieces so that the second piece ...
- Mathematics - A drinking straw of length 21 cm is cut into 3 pieces the length ...
- Algebra - A rope 116 inches is cut into three pieces.The middle-sized piece is ...
- Algebra - Here's another problem I'm having a little trouble with: A piece of ...
- algrebra 1 - A 180 ft long board is cut into 3 pieces. The second piece of board...
- math - A cable 40 feet long is cut into three pieces so the length of the second...
- cambo - 180 ft long board is cut into 3 pieces. The second piece of board is ...