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Lucas makes crosses out of a scrap piece of wood by cutting it into two pieces. He always makes the
cut so that the cross piece is one-third the length of the vertical piece. If a length of scrap wood is 28
inches, what will be the length of each piece of the cross?

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    28/4 = 7

    Cross piece = 7 inches
    Vertical piece = 21 inches

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