# algebra

a 38 inch piece of steels is cut into three pieces so that the second piece is twice as long as the first piece, and the third piece is three inches more than four times the length of the first piece. find the lengths of pieces.

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1. first piece --- x
second piece --- 2x
third piece --- 4x+3

solve x + 2x + 4x+3 = 38

it is easy.

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2. please show how you got 38 for the answer

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