# math i don't get it

Scotty and his dad are repairing the railing along the side of the deck. They put up eight supports with 4 feet between each one. If the first support is at one corner of the deck and the eighth support is at the other corner, how long is the side?

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1. 7*4 = 28
You need two posts for one four foot section to start, one more posts than sections.

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posted by Damon
2. http://www.jiskha.com/display.cgi?id=1355788917

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3. you take 8 times 4 and it equals 32 so its 32 ft.

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posted by Rochel
4. No. Rochel. Both Damon and I are right.

See my diagram above.

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5. plz help me

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posted by james

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