A plumber needs to cut a 54 inch length of pipe so that one piece of pipe is twice the length of the other piece. How far from the endpoint x should the plumber cut the pipe?

Asked by Topperlearning User | 4th Jun, 2014, 01:23: PM

Expert Answer:

Let the measure of be a and of be 2a.



Hence, plumber should cut the pipe 18 inches from endpoint x.

Answered by  | 4th Jun, 2014, 03:23: PM