Question 250700: A 50 foot pipe is is cut into two pieces. The length of 1 piece is 9 times the length of the other. What is the length of the longer piece? Answer by drk(1908) (Show Source):
You can put this solution on YOUR website! The pipe is broken into two pieces. Let the first piece be X and the second piece is 9X.
X + 9X = 50.
10X = 50
X = 5.
One piece is 5 feet and the other piece is 45 feet.