Paul M. answered • 08/23/19

BS Mathematics, MD

The first 3 pieces have length L and the other 2 are L+3 and L+5 respectively.

3L + L+3 + l+5 = 45

5L + 8 = 45

Can you solve it from here, Be careful of the fractions!!!!

Ellie H.

asked • 08/23/19A landscaper has a piece of tubing that is 45 feet long. He cuts it into five pieces. Three of the pieces are the same length. The other two pieces are 3 feet and 5 feet longer than the equal-length pieces. Draw a diagram of this situation. Then write and solve and equation to find the lengths of the 5 pieces.

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Paul M. answered • 08/23/19

BS Mathematics, MD

The first 3 pieces have length L and the other 2 are L+3 and L+5 respectively.

3L + L+3 + l+5 = 45

5L + 8 = 45

Can you solve it from here, Be careful of the fractions!!!!

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