# The carpenters

The carpenters cut the beam. Half of the cut pieces were 1 meter long, a quarter of the pieces were two meters long and the remaining 8 meters of the beam were cut into two equal parts.
- What was the length of the original beam?
- What part of the original beam was cut into meter pieces?

a =  16 m
b =  0.25

### Step-by-step explanation:

$b={d}_{1}\mathrm{/}a=4\mathrm{/}16=\frac{1}{4}=0.25$

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