# SOLUTION: Cindy is making a christmas wreath. The bow is made rom 6 yards of ribbon which must be cut into 3 pieces where 2 pieces are the same length and the third piece is 8 times as long.

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 Question 206203: Cindy is making a christmas wreath. The bow is made rom 6 yards of ribbon which must be cut into 3 pieces where 2 pieces are the same length and the third piece is 8 times as long. Find the length of each piece. x+3-2+8=6 x+9=6 x=-3Found 2 solutions by Marth, MathTherapy:Answer by Marth(57)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!"2 pieces are the same length and the third piece is 8 times as long" let x = the length of the shorter pieces 8x = the length of the longer piece The shorter pieces each have length of 0.5yd, and the longer piece has a length of = 4yd Answer by MathTherapy(1430)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website! Let the shortest piece be p Then the 2 shorter pieces = 2p Also, the longest piece is 8p Since the entire length is 6 yards, then 2p + 8p = 6 10p = 6 . This means that the two shorter pieces are .6 yd each, which total 1.2 yds (.6 * 2), and the longest piece is 4.8 yds (.6 * 8) Check: Two shorter pieces: 1.2 yds Longest piece: 4.8 yds (1.2 + 4.8) = 6 yards