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A 6FT board is cut into 2 pcs. One twice as long as the other. how long are the pieces?

Aug 30th, 2015

Thank you for the opportunity to help you with your question!

Lets say one piece is 'x' feet so another piece is '2x' feet. Since one piece is twice as long as other. 

and sum of the pieces is still 6ft, so we have

x+2x=6ft 

3x=6ft

x=2ft 

So one piece is 2ft and another is '2x' i.e. 2*2=4ft 

Let me know if you have any doubt. I will feel happy to assist you.
Aug 30th, 2015

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