Posted by **robinson** on Monday, October 7, 2013 at 12:58am.

A37 foot long Submarine sanwich is cut in to three piece.the shortest piece is x feet long.the second piece is twice as long as the shortest piece.the longer piece is 2 feet longer than four time the length of the shortest piece.find the length of all three piece

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**robinson**, Monday, October 7, 2013 at 1:07am
answer is x= 35/9

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**Reiny**, Monday, October 7, 2013 at 8:57am
shortest piece --- x

second piece ---- 2x

longest piece ---- 4x+2

x + 2x + 4x+2 = 37

7x = 35

x = 35/7 ,

x = 5 , which is not your answer

check:

shortest = 5

second = 10 , twice as long

longest = 2 more than 4 times the shortest = 2+20 = 22

and 5+10+22 = 37

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