Posted by morgan on Sunday, December 1, 2013 at 10:26pm.
If shorter boards are cut from one long board, how many cuts will it take to have 12 shorter boards if there is no waste left?

algebra  Reiny, Sunday, December 1, 2013 at 11:30pm
one cut makes 2 pieces
two cuts make 3 pieces
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? cuts make 12 pieces ?