# A 6ft piece of PVC pipe is cut into three pieces. The longest piece is 16 in. longer than four times the smallest piece. The middle piece is 5 in. less than the longest piece. How long is each piece? Round your answers to hte nearest inch, if neccessary.

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Asked Sep 30, 2019
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A 6ft piece of PVC pipe is cut into three pieces. The longest piece is 16 in. longer than four times the smallest piece. The middle piece is 5 in. less than the longest piece. How long is each piece? Round your answers to hte nearest inch, if neccessary.

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## Expert Answer

Step 1

Given that,

Total length of PVC pipe = 16ft, that cut into 3 pieces.

Longest piece is 16 in longer than four times the smallest piece. .

And middle piece is 5in less than the longest piece.

Step 2

Let x is the length of smallest piece of pipe.

Length of longest piece is y

And length of middle piece is z

Step 3

Given total length in feet, convert it into inch...

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