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A 14 inch board is to be cut into 3 pieces so that the second piece is twice as long as the first piece and the third piece is 4 times as long as the first piece. If x represents the length of the first piece find the lengths of all three pieces

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  1. x + 2x + 3x + 2 = 14

    6x + 2 = 14 (subtract 2 from both sides)

    6x = 12 (divide 6 from both sides)

    x = 2

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  2. x + 2x + 4x = 14

    7x = 14

    x = 2

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