Mathematics

Question

A 16-foot piece of string is cut into two pieces so that the longer piece is 1 foot longer than twice the shorter piece. If the shorter piece is x feet​ long, find the lengths of both pieces.

1 Answer

  • longer piece=2x+1
    shorter piece=x
    2x+1+x=16
    3x=15
    x=5
    The shorter piece is 5ft and the longer is 11ft

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