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Mr foster places 11 garden lights along an 80 meter path. Each light is placed an equal distance apart. How far away is the sixth garden light from the second?

  • Math -

    80/10 = 8 feet apart

    4 * 8 = 32 feet

  • Math - correction -

    The units are meters, not feet.

  • Math -

    small addition:

    the equation used is:
    distance/(number of things dividing -1)

    this works because you have one light at the beginning and one at the end. So you end up with(number of things dividing -1)for the number of parts.

    ex: 1 foot with 3 lights, that are equal distance, mean they will be placed .5 , half, a foot away from the nearest light

    the second equation is:
    (starting position - end position)* distance in each part

    Note: the answer will always be positive

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