anonymous
  • anonymous
I need to convert an application problem into a linear equation. There is a pipe that is 240 in. cut into two pieces. One piece is three times the length of the other. Find the length of the pieces.
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anonymous
  • anonymous
3x + x = 240; x = 60in
anonymous
  • anonymous
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anonymous
  • anonymous
I need to find the length of the 2 pieces for this problem?

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anonymous
  • anonymous
is like you have x + y = 240. But y = 3x. Plug in and find both x and y. so, y = 60 * 3 = 180 in.
anonymous
  • anonymous
I tried that, but when I put that answer in, the computer system said it was wrong.
anonymous
  • anonymous
the small piece of pipe is 60 and the larger piece is 180
anonymous
  • anonymous
I'll try that again, Thank You Very Much!!
anonymous
  • anonymous
you are welcome.

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