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Four pieces of rope of unknown (but equal) length and more feet of rope are attached together. The resulting rope is feet long. Homework Help ✎

  1. Draw a diagram to represent this problem.

  • First, draw the pieces of rope of unknown and equal length.

  • Then draw the foot rope.

  • Find a way to indicate that the whole rope is feet long.

  1. 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?