# SOLUTION: A wire, 224 cm long, is cut into three pieces. The first is twice as long as the second. The third is one-half as long as the second. How long is the second piece?

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Inequalities Question 288819: A wire, 224 cm long, is cut into three pieces. The first is twice as long as the second. The third is one-half as long as the second. How long is the second piece?Answer by stanbon(57361)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!A wire, 224 cm long, is cut into three pieces. The first is twice as long as the second. The third is one-half as long as the second. How long is the second piece? -------------------------------- Let 2nd be "2x" cm. Then 1st is "4x" cm. And 3rd is "x" cm ------------------------ x + 2x + 4x = 224 7x = 224 x = 32 cm (3rd piece) 2x = 64 cm (2nd piece) 4x = 128 cm (1st piece) ========================== Cheers, Stan H.