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Bill cut a piece of cloth into 2 pieces. The length of the shorter piece is 5/9 of the longer piece.
A find the ratio of the length of the longer piece to the length of the shorter piece to the total length.
B if the longer piece is 148.6cm longer than the shorter piece.. Find the total length of the original piece of cloth

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asked by Ty
  1. short = 5/9 * long
    so,
    long/short = 9/5

    9/5 short = short + 148.6
    4/5 short = 148.6
    find short, and then
    total = short + 9/5 short

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    posted by Steve

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