# SOLUTION: A cord is 189 feet long. It is to be cut into three pieces so that the second piece is twice as long as the first, and the third is twice as long as the second. Find the length of

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Linear Equations And Systems Word Problems Question 15527: A cord is 189 feet long. It is to be cut into three pieces so that the second piece is twice as long as the first, and the third is twice as long as the second. Find the length of each pieceAnswer by pwac(253)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!x= first piece 2x= second piece 4x=third piece so x+2x+4x=189 7x=189 Divide both sides by 7 gives x=27 feet 2x=54 feet 4x=108 feet Pete