senia01
  • senia01
David has a hose that is 27 ft long. He wants to cut it into two pieces so that the longer piece is 3 ft more than 2 times the length of the shorter piece. How long will each piece of hose be? Shorter piece: ft Longer piece: ft
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anonymous
  • anonymous
Hi there! We need to write a couple of equations so that we can solve this. Let's call the two pieces x and y x + y =27 x = 2y + 3 do you see where i got these equations from?
senia01
  • senia01
yes x+y+27 is the shorter piece+longer piece= the hose
anonymous
  • anonymous
Cool. So now we have to solve these. x = 27 - y substitute this into x = 2y + 3 (27-y)=2y+3

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anonymous
  • anonymous
And solve that equation to find y
senia01
  • senia01
8?
anonymous
  • anonymous
Perfect. Now that you have y, you can find x. x + y = 27 Substitute y = 8 and solve for x
anonymous
  • anonymous
Let x be the length of the shorter piece of rope. Solve the following for x: x + (2 x + 3) = 27
senia01
  • senia01
so the longer piece is 19 and the shorter piece is 8?
anonymous
  • anonymous
Yes.
senia01
  • senia01
Can you help me with one more?
anonymous
  • anonymous
I'l try.

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