Four pieces of rope of unknown (but equal) length and
Draw a diagram to represent this problem.
First, draw the
pieces of rope of unknown and equal length. A line segment with 4 equal sections, each labeled x.
Then draw the
foot rope. The line segment has an additional section added, labeled 10.
Find a way to indicate that the whole rope is
How long is each of the pieces of rope that is not
feet? Show how you know.
The four unknown lengths combine to be
feet, so how long must each length be?