Math
posted by Walter Williams .
A support beam 15 m long is cut into two piece, the lengths of which are in the ratio of 2 to 3. What is the length of each piece?

Let x = the shorter piece.
2/5 = x/15
5x = 30
x = 6 m
posted by Walter Williams .
A support beam 15 m long is cut into two piece, the lengths of which are in the ratio of 2 to 3. What is the length of each piece?
Let x = the shorter piece.
2/5 = x/15
5x = 30
x = 6 m