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5-51.

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

feet long.

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?