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a 17 foot piece of string is cut into two pieces so that the longer piece is 2 feet longer than twice the length of the shorter piece. find the lengths of both pieces

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KeithBertman

The answer is 5. 17=(2x+2)+x X is the length of the shorter piece and 2x+2 is two plus double the length of the shorter piece or X X=5

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