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A 24 foot long piece of string was cut into two pieces one piece is 16 feet shorter than the other find the length of each piece

 Jan 29, 2020
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Really?

 

The long piece is X   

The other piece is X – 16  

 

Add the two pieces together to get the original 24 foot long string   

 

X + ( X – 16 ) = 24  

 

X + X – 16 = 24   

 

2X = 40 

 

X = 20                                        The long piece is 20           

 

The other piece is 20 – 16   

 

                                                   The short piece is 4             

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 Jan 29, 2020

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