Vivian L. answered • 11/11/13

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Hi Emily;

Please ask more questions than this. We need to pull-up that 26f. One question is not enough. I have the rest of the day off. My fellow Wyzants probably do too because it is Veterans Day--an ideal opportunity for you!

19 inches, 3 pieces

1st piece...x

2nd piece...2x

3rd piece...3x+1

TOTAL...19 INCHES

(x)+(2x)+(3x+1)=19

Let's combine like terms...

6x+1=19

Let's subtract 1 from both sides as we proceed to isolate x...

-1+6x+1=19-1

6x=18

Let's divide both sides by 6...

(6x)/6=18/6

x=3

1st piece...3 inches

2nd piece...2(3 inches)=6 inches

3rd piece...[3(3 inches)]+1=10 inches

TOTALS...19 INCHES