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A straight pipe 1 yard in length was marked off in fourth [#permalink]
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A straight pipe 1 yard in length was marked off in fourth and also in thirds. If the pipe was then cut into separate pieces at each of these markings, which of the following gives all the different lengths of the pieces, in fractions of a yard?

A.1/6 and 1/4 only B.1/4 and 1/3 only C.1/6, 1/4, and 1/3 D.1/12, 1/6 and 1/4 E.1/12, 1/6, and 1/3

A straight pipe 1 yard in length was marked off in fourth and also in thirds. If the pipe was then cut into separate pieces at each of these markings, which of the following gives all the different lengths of the pieces, in fractions of a yard?

A.1/6 and 1/4 only B.1/4 and 1/3 only C.1/6, 1/4, and 1/3 D.1/12, 1/6 and 1/4 E.1/12, 1/6, and 1/3

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Not to scale: |---1/4---|-1/12-|--1/6--|--1/6--|-1/12-|---1/4---| 0--------1/4------1/3-----1/2-----2/3-----3/4---------1

@siddhans, read the explanation in the OG. The diagram given there elucidates this problem very well, and you'll get the answer to your question in that explanation.
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I still can't understand, would you pls draw sketch of it? I draw like following but it is wrong.

zoinnk wrote:

vksunder wrote:

A straight pipe 1 yard in length was marked off in fourth and also in thirds. If the pipe was then cut into separate pieces at each of these markings, which of the following gives all the different lengths of the pieces, in fractions of a yard?

A.1/6 and 1/4 only B.1/4 and 1/3 only C.1/6, 1/4, and 1/3 D.1/12, 1/6 and 1/4 E.1/12, 1/6, and 1/3

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Not to scale: |---1/4---|-1/12-|--1/6--|--1/6--|-1/12-|---1/4---| 0--------1/4------1/3-----1/2-----2/3-----3/4---------1

well because the distance between 1 and 25 is 25, which means 25/100 which means 1/4 Distance between 25 and 33 is 8, 8/100 is roughly 1/12 and distance between 33 and 50 is 17, 17/100 is roughly 1/6

It can sound complicated but if you just think of it as a breakdown of 100, it might make more sense to you
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well because the distance between 1 and 25 is 25, which means 25/100 which means 1/4 Distance between 25 and 33 is 8, 8/100 is roughly 1/12 and distance between 33 and 50 is 17, 17/100 is roughly 1/6

It can sound complicated but if you just think of it as a breakdown of 100, it might make more sense to you