# Wiring 2

Willie cut a piece of wire that was 3/8 of the total length of the wire. He cut another piece that was 9m long. The two pieces together were one-half of the total length of the wire. How long was the wire before he cut it?

l =  72 m

### Step-by-step explanation:

3/8 l + 9 = l/2

3/8•l + 9 = l/2

l = 72

Our simple equation calculator calculates it. Did you find an error or inaccuracy? Feel free to write us. Thank you! Tips to related online calculators
Need help to calculate sum, simplify or multiply fractions? Try our fraction calculator.
Do you have a linear equation or system of equations and looking for its solution? Or do you have a quadratic equation?
Do you want to convert length units?

## Related math problems and questions:

• 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 origin
• Cutting wire If you cut a 3 ½ ft length wire into pieces that are 2 inches long, how many pieces of wire will you have?
• Licorice A piece of licorice is 2/3 yard long.  If it is cut into 10 equal pieces, how long will each piece of licorice be?
• Chester Chester has a piece of wood measuring 1 2/3 cm. He needs to cut it to pieces measuring 3/4 cm long. How many pieces of wood did Chester cut?
• Rope cutting Shane has a piece of rope that is 7 4/5 units long. If he cuts it into pieces that are each 3/5 of a unit long, how many pieces does he have?
• Aluminum wire Aluminum wire of 3 mm diameter has a total weight of 1909 kg and a density of 2700 kg/m3. How long is the wire bundle?
• Sales of products For 80 pieces of two quality products a total sales is 175 Eur. If the first quality product was sold for n EUR per piece (n natural number) and the second quality product after 2 EUR per piece. How many pieces of the first quality were sold?
• A piece A piece of wire is 5.8 m long is to cut into 15 pieces of the same length what is the length of each piece?
• Wood dividing Which equation calculates the number of 1/3-foot pieces that can be cut from a piece of wood that is 7 feet long?
• Double ratio The mobile phone was twice gradually discounted in the ratio of 3: 2 1 half: 5 quarters. How much did it originally cost if the price was CZK 4,200 after a double discount?
• Wire cut A wire of length 9 m was cut into equal lengths using 5 cuts. How long is each piece?
• Electric wire William has a piece of wire that measures 1 yard long. He will use wire to fix several electrical outlets in his house. How many inches long is the wire? Solve this problem using bar diagrams.
• From a From a 1 meter ribbon, Ericka cut 2/4 meter for her hat and another 1/4 meter for her bag. How long was the remaining piece?
• Four friends Four friends shared the money. Vasek got 1/4 of the total amount. Tonda received 1/3 of the rest of the money, Joe got a half from the second residue and Jirka left 80. How much money get together?
• Cardboard box Peter had square cardboard. The length of the pages was an integer in decimetres. He cut four squares with a side of 3 dm from the corners and made a box out of it, which fit exactly 108 cubes with an edge 1 dm long. Julia cut four squares with a side of
• Wire D Wire length 1 m is bent so that it forms a semicircle circuit (including the diameter). Determine the radius of the semicircle.
• The copper wire The copper wire bundle with a diameter of 2.8mm has a weight of 5kg. How many meters of wire is bundled if 1m3 of copper weighs 8930kg?