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A 40 foot beam is to be cut in two. If one portion is one third the length of the other portion, what are the two length of the portions?

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#1undecidedAnswered at 2013-03-01 07:17:04
A 40 foot beam is to be cut in two. If one portion is one third the length of the other portion, what are the two length of the portions? . Let x = length of larger portion then x/3 = length of smaller portion . x + x/3 = 40 multiplying both sides by 3: 3x + x = 120 4x = 120 x = 30 feet (larger portion) . smaller portion: x/3 = 30/3 = 10 feet
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