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Another Bevel Cut Needs Help

Hi all, so I have searched the archives and am probably so math challenged I don't recognize the answer I need.
How do I get two equal pieces of a board cutting it in half using a 45 degree bevel cut? I am trying to make a wall with the French cleats 3.25" wide. Using 3/4" plywood I know I have to subtract the 3/4" from the desired width to arrive at the beginning of the 45 degree bevel so when I am done the width will be 3.25" for a single piece but I don't want to keep adjusting the fence for each cut.

I can't for the life of me get to where I can cut a 6" or 6.5" wide board (I've tried both widths) in two using the bevel and get two slats of equal widths. My blade is 1/8" kerf.

How do I do what must be simple woodworking math to get to the right result. It is a little expensive for my trial and error that isn't working too well . Thanks a lot, BillF

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maybe a drawing would help? - I used sketchup to draft this.
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Use I/2 the thickness in this case 3/8" and adjust accordingly.

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Use I/2 the thickness in this case 3/8" and adjust accordingly.
Thanks Frank! The first YouTube that explained how to do a cut that I watched to "learn how" was if you were making a single cut. Then I realized I would have to keep moving the fence and thought to cut a board in half which was the beginning of my day's trouble as I didn't think to cut the offset in half.
I am forever grateful and won't soon forget this. If I only had paid attention in math class...or for that matter critical thinking lol

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