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We divided line AB into two parts in a ratio of 3:5. The longer part was 6 cm longer than the shorter part. How long in cm was the whole line?

Correct answer:

x =  24 cm

Step-by-step explanation:

(53) d=6  2d=6  d=26=3  d=3  x=(3+5) d=(3+5) 3=24=24 cm  Verifying Solution:   a=3 d=3 3=9 cm b=5 d=5 3=15 cm  X=a+b=9+15=24 cm Y=ba=159=6 cm

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