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### #1 BoscoRanger

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Posted 28 January 2008 - 05:36 AM

This is an easy one. A 2x4 is cut into three pieces,

The first piece is 3 inches longer then the third piece.

The seconded piece is 2 inches shorter than the third piece.

The three pieces together measure 1 inch over one yard.

How long is each piece?
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### #2 Jkyle1980

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Posted 28 January 2008 - 05:40 AM

Algebra says:

Spoiler for 3rd Piece = x

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### #3 Arie-

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Posted 28 January 2008 - 11:09 AM

This is an easy one. A 2x4 is cut into three pieces,

The first piece is 3 inches longer then the third piece.

The seconded piece is 2 inches shorter than the third piece.

The three pieces together measure 1 inch over one yard.

How long is each piece?

Omg why don't just state a number in stead of saying "1 inch over one yard" , inches / yards / feet don't make sence to everyone. The puzzle is easy, I just don't know what number to use for "1 inch over 1 yard".
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x + x + 3 + x - 2 = y
3x + 1 = y
piece 3 = x = (y-1)/3
piece 1 = x + 3 = ((y-1)/3)+3
piece 2 = x - 2 = ((y-1)/3)-2

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### #4 Arie-

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Posted 28 January 2008 - 11:22 AM

Hmm i can't even edit my own reply, strange. So here is my addition to my previous post.

edit: What i want to say is: '1 inch over a yard' isn't really working as a number, also i could transform this to a distance in lightyears if I wanted to. You didn't say how you want your answer, metrics system, feet / inches. I guess that makes it safe to use Y in stead of a number.
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### #5 rookie1ja

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Posted 28 January 2008 - 11:53 AM

Hmm i can't even edit my own reply, strange. So here is my addition to my previous post.

everybody can edit his/her own posts within 10 minutes (so that nobody changes anything which was subject to further reactions)
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### #6 ShijeFace

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Posted 30 January 2008 - 05:16 AM

Spoiler for The answer is

Edited by ShijeFace, 30 January 2008 - 05:17 AM.

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### #7 Jkyle1980

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Posted 30 January 2008 - 09:14 AM

Spoiler for The answer is

The second piece is 2 in. shorter than the first peace.
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