A 42-inch board is to be cut into three pieces so that the second piece istwice as long as the first piece and the third piece is4 times as long as the first piece. If x represents the length of the first piece, find the lengths of all three pieces.

# A 42-inch board is to be cut into three pieces so that the second piece istwice as long as the first piece and the third piece is4 times as long as the first piece. If x represents the length of the first piece, find the lengths of all three pieces.

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A 42-inch board is to be cut into three pieces so that the second piece is

twice as long as the first piece and the third piece is

4 times as long as the first piece. If x represents the length of the first piece, find the lengths of all three pieces.

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