Posted by **cody** on Friday, October 16, 2009 at 6:34pm.

an artist cuts a 17 ft piecce of wire into two pieces. one piece is 6 ft longer then the other. how long are the pieces?

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**Ms. Sue**, Friday, October 16, 2009 at 6:38pm
You or Tim have already posted similar questions.

Before we can help you, you must solve the problem that bobpursley helped you answer below.

I must be assured that you understand basic algebra before we get into more complex problems.

For instance, can you solve this problem?

2x = 10

x = ?

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**cody**, Friday, October 16, 2009 at 7:01pm
i having troublem understanding the steps in word problems

- albgrea -
**Ms. Sue**, Friday, October 16, 2009 at 7:10pm
I understand your difficulty in solving word problems.

Please solve this problem.

2x = 10

x = ?

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