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A carpenter sawed a piece of wood into 3 pieces. The ratio of the pieces is 1:3:6. The longest piece is 2.5 feet longer than the shortest piece. Find the length of the original piece

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  1. let the three pieces be
    x , 3x, and 6x

    6x - x = 2.5
    5x = 2.5
    x = .5

    three pieces are .5 , 1.5, and 3 ft

    the piece was x+3x+6x or 10 long
    so 10x = 10(.5) = 5 ft

    mmmhh, what about the wood lost due to the sawdust?
    You must have one of those fancy new laser saws.

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  2. well your so soooooooo wrong sorry

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  3. I need more help

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  4. Tf the ratio is 1:3:6 and I get and example of something else?

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  5. tf is this ur so wrong

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