# A 12-foot board is divided into two pieces so one piece is twice as long as the other. What are the lengths?

##### 1 Answer

Aug 28, 2017

Shorter piece:

Longer piece:

#### Explanation:

The two pieces are such that one piece is twice as long as the other.

So if the length of the shorter piece is

Then, the total length is

If we solve the equation

So the length of the longer piece is