# Measuring equal distances between points on a line

I have a 36 inch piece of wood (Length) I will placing 6 coat hanger hooks along the length of the wood. The first hook will be placed 1 inch down the length from one end and the last hook will be placed 1 inch from the other end of this 36 inch piece of wood. Question how to find the equal distance between the other 4 hooks to be placed on this wood. All six hooks need to be spaced evenly.

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(34/5) inch is how far the second one needs to go from the 1st, then just continue like that. (Doesn't matter which end you start, just in case you were wondering) – Beltrame Feb 1 '12 at 19:23
the distance from the first to the last is 34in. placing four hooks will break this into 5 equal parts (draw a picture). so 34in/5=6.8in~6 and 13/16 should be the spacing between hooks(as already noted) – yoyo Feb 1 '12 at 19:27
@yoyo: How about putting that in as an answer so that it can be upvoted and the question won't be considered unanswered? – Isaac Feb 1 '12 at 20:15