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A piece of rope is 70 inches long is to be cut into 2 pieces How long will each piece be if one piece is cut four times longer than the other piece? Work please I really need help.

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The long piece is 4 times the length of the short piece. Short piece = 1 time Long piece  = 4 times -------------------------------- Full rope  =  5 times                                    5 times = 70 inches Divide each side by 5 :    1 time = 14 inches Short piece = 1 time = 14 inches Long piece = 4 times = 4 x 14inches = 56 inches Check: Ratio of long to short  =  56inches / 14inches  = 4 Sum of both pieces =  (56 + 14)  =  70 inches                                                                          yay !

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