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- anonymous

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A board, 54 cm long is cut into three pieces such that the second piece is twice as long as the first and the third is 4 cm longer than the second.
Find the length of the shorter piece.

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- campbell_st

so if the 1st piece is x
the 2nd piece is 2x
the 3rd piece is 2x + 4
you are told the the total length is 54
so that means the equation is
x + 2x + 2x+4 = 54
or
5x + 4 = 54
just solve for x

- anonymous

so x=10

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