Algebra

A carpenter drills 5 equally spaced holes in a 56 3/4" long piece of wood. The two end holes are an equal distance from the center. If each hole is 7 1/2 inches apart, what is the distance from each end of the wood to the nearest ens hole?

Please explain

Thanks,

Mark

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  1. If each of 5 equally-spaced holes is 7.5 inches apart and one hole is in the center, the end holes are 15" from the center. Thus the middle 30" is between these holes. Therefore, 56.75 - 30 gives you the distance from both end holes to the end of the wood.

    Do you think you can take it from there?

    I hope this helps. Thanks for asking.

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