# Math

A carpenter has several boards of equal length. he cuts 3/5 of each board. After cutting the boards, the carpenter notices that he has enough pieces left over to make up the same length as 4 of the original boards. How many boards did the carpenter start with?

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1. (2/5) x = 4
times 5
2x = 20
x = 10

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