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harrisonwh

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Four girls in a straight line shooting baskets. Sara was 6 ft from basket. Lucy was 20 feet from basket. Rita was halfway between Sara and Lucy. Beth was four feet in front of Rita. How far was Beth from basket?
 

Subhotosh Khan

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harrisonwh said:
Four girls in a straight line shooting baskets. Sara was 6 ft from basket. Lucy was 20 feet from basket. Rita was halfway between Sara and Lucy. Beth was four feet in front of Rita. How far was Beth from basket?
Please show us your work, indicating exactly where you are stuck - so that we know where to begin to help you.

Draw line and locate a point called B to represent the basket. Now locate a point L to represent Lucy (LB = 20'). Continue from here...
 
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