How do you determine the length of each of the ribbons if Nadia takes a ribbon that is 48 inches long and cuts it in two pieces where one piece is three times as long as the other?
Nadia has a ribbon whose length is 48 inches.She cuts the ribbon into two pieces, one has the length 'a ' unit. the other piece has the length 3.a or 3a.
the total length of the ribbon is 48 inches.
a + 3. a = 48 inches
4a = 48 inches
divide both sides by 4
a = 12.