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Posted by **Ursula** on Sunday, September 27, 2009 at 6:22pm.

- Agebra -
**DrBob222**, Sunday, September 27, 2009 at 6:26pmx feet = short piece.

12-x = long piece.

3x+8 = 12-x

Solve for x.

- Agebra -
**Ms. Sue**, Sunday, September 27, 2009 at 6:27pmx + (8 + 3x) = 12

4x + 8 = 12

4x + 8 - 8 = 12 - 8

4x = 4

x = 1

One piece is 1 foot long

The other piece is 11 feet long

Does that make sense?

(3 * 1) + 8 = 11

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