Algebra Equations, Inequalities, and applications

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Nagaraj Nanjappa has a party length submarine sandwich 59 in. long. He wants to cut it into three pieces so that the middle piece is 5 in. longer than the shortest piece and the shortest piece is 9 in. shorter than the longest piece. How long should the three pieces be?

Aug 1st, 2015

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total length=59

shortest piece length=x

middle piece=5+x

largest piece=9+x

so total length=5+x+x+9+x





shortest piece length=x=15 in

middle piece=5+x=5+15=20 in

largest piece=9+x=9+15=24 in

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