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# A board 4.7 meters long is cut into three pieces. The lengths of two

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A board 4.7 meters long is cut into three pieces. The lengths of two of the pieces are 1.2 meters and 1.6 meters. How much longer, in meters, is the longest of the three pieces than the shortest?

A. 0.1
B. 0.3
C. 0.4
D. 0.7
E. 1.9

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08 Mar 2019, 04:22
Bunuel wrote:
A board 4.7 meters long is cut into three pieces. The lengths of two of the pieces are 1.2 meters and 1.6 meters. How much longer, in meters, is the longest of the three pieces than the shortest?

A. 0.1
B. 0.3
C. 0.4
D. 0.7
E. 1.9

a+b+c=4.7
a= 4.7-1.2-1.6
a=1.9
so 1.9-1.2
0.7
IMO D
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