# maths

At the local fire station they have different lengths of fire hose. the shortest is half the length of the middle-sized one, and one fifth of the length of the longest one. if i connect the three different hose lengths together i make a hose 120m long. how long is the shortest hose? how long is the middle hose? how long is the longest hose? please show workings. thanks

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1. Let x = length of smallest hose

x + 2x + 5x = 120

Solve for x.

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posted by PsyDAG
2. what the guy just wrote is crap

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posted by c.s
3. 15,30,75

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posted by John
4. think of it this way
trial and error
x+ 2x + 5x = 120.
think of numbers that could add up this amount.
like 15, 30, 75.
easy.

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posted by katniss
5. crapy stuff

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posted by life
6. ok

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7. got it

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8. Did u get that question off bond-maths? I have the same question. I am trying to figure it out too. Have u found out the answer?

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posted by Random

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