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A 30 inch board is to be cut into three pieces? a 30 inch board is to be cut into three pieces so that the second piece is 4 times as long as the first piece and the third piece is 5 times as long as the first piece. if x represents the length of the first piece, find the length of all three pieces.

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Total length of the board = 30 inch  Length of, -- First piece = x -- Second piece = 4x -- Third piece = 5x 5x + 4x + x = 30 10x = 30  x = 3 Therefore, the lengths of: -- First piece = 3 inch -- Second piece = 4*3 = 12 inch -- Third piece = 5*3 = 15 inch

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