tabina Posts: 1, Reputation: 1 New Member #1 Oct 15, 2017, 01:48 PM
How to solve this wooden board of 27 inches
A wooden board 27 inches long is cut in 2 pieces so that the long piece is 3 inches less than 4 times as long as the shorter piece . Find the length of the 2 pieces
 Wondergirl Posts: 39,354, Reputation: 5431 Jobs & Parenting Expert #2 Oct 15, 2017, 01:50 PM
L = long piece
S = short piece
 talaniman Posts: 54,325, Reputation: 10855 Expert #3 Oct 16, 2017, 04:36 AM
You were given the one piece of the cut board we shall call X, and given the second board which is 4 times the X minus 3 inches from a total of 27 inches. WA-LA a formula to solve.

Do the math.

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