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A rope was 9.45 meters long. It was cut into 3 pieces. The length of the first piece of rope was 1/5 of the original length. the second piece of rope was 0.12 meter longer than the third piece. How long was the second piece of rope?

Apr 27th, 2015

9.45/5=1.89 size of 1st piece

7.56 left over

X=size of third piece

X+.12= size of 2nd piece. 

Size of 2nd and 3rd piece = 7.56

2x+.12=7.56

X=3.72

Size of second piece = 3.84

(Check: all 3 sum to 9.45)

Apr 26th, 2015

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