# math

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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