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a 15 foot piece of string is cut into two pieces so that the longer piece is 3 feet longer than twice the shorter piece. if the shorter piece is x feet long, find the lengths of both pieces.

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DemarcusHaraguchi772

I hope this helps you

animelover16

longer piece=2x+3 shorter piece=x (2x+3)+x=15    15 because the two pieces together equal 15 3x+3=15 3x=12 x=4 plug the value of x into the equation for the longer and shorter piece longer piece equal 2(4)+3=11 shorter piece equal 4

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