Thursday, 12 February 2015

Different Faces of Algebra

The total length of 4 roads is (3x - 1) km.
What are the possible lengths of the 4 roads in kilometres?

e.g. The length of the 4 roads are: x km, x km, x-7 km, 6 km
Check: x + x + (x - 7) + 6 = 3x - 1

Enter your suggested lengths in comments.

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  2. One possible length the 4 road is, x km, x km, x-14km and 13 km
    Check: (x+x+x-14+13)km=3x+1

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