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Bill is building a treehouse and cutting wood for the ladder. He has one piece of wood that is 200 inches long that he needs to cut into two pieces. One piece must be four times as long as the other. How long are the two pieces of wood?

 Aug 23, 2022
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160 and 40.

 Aug 23, 2022
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L1 + L2 = 200

L1 = 4*L2

 

Therefore:

4*L2 + L2 = 200

 

etc. 

I assume you can find L2 and then L1 from the above.

 Aug 23, 2022

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