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A straight picket fence is composed of x pickets each of whi

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16 May 2017, 15:53
2 questions: how you know 1 foot = 12 inch?
and the question says the gap between a pair of pickets, or between 2 pickets and other 2 is 6 inch, not between just 2.
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17 Oct 2017, 04:17
Bunuel Please can you explain how (X pickets) mean (X-1 fences).

Later why the distance between 2 pickets :6: has been multiple with X-1?

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20 Jul 2019, 08:27
Bunuel wrote:
laserglare wrote:

I did it algebraically.

Basically since the 'space between pickets' is 6 inches and the pickets are 1/2 inch

why can't we just use 6 1/2 x + 1/2
Because each picket will have 6 inches of space and then you just add 1/2 inch for the extra picket. Doing this algebraically I get D

(6.5 x + .5) / 12 --> (13x + 1) / 24

A straight picket fence is composed of x pickets each of which is 1/2 inch wide. If there are 6 inches of space between each pair of pickets, which of the following represents the length of fence in feet?
A. 13x/2
B. 13x/2 - 6
C. 13x/24
D. (13x+1)/24
E. (13x-12)/24

x pickets mean x-1 fences, each of which is 6 inches wide.

So, the length = $$6(x-1)+\frac{1}{2}*x=\frac{13x-12}{2}$$ inches, or $$\frac{13x-12}{24}$$ feet.

Hope it's clear.

Hi, Bunuel,

I was writing the equation down in the same way as laserglare did.
I still cannot understand why we need to take number of pickets as X, and not number of gaps between them?

Please could you help me to understand it?

Thanks!
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02 Aug 2019, 01:53
nishantdoshi wrote:

i started it with making an equation just like you did but what i did is:

$$6(x-1)+\frac{1}{2}*x=.5(x-1)+\frac{1}{24}*x$$

but by solving this equation i couldn't come to the final equation which is in the options list.

can you help me out with it...i want to understand when to convert it before hand and when to wait for it . :/

HELP

Note that all options have a single x. So this should give you a hint that you have to further simplify your expression to bring the x's together. Once you do, it will match one option.

BUT why question didn't mention the conversion rate of inch to feet?
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