Posted by cody on .
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?

albgrea 
Ms. Sue,
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 = ? 
albgrea 
cody,
i having troublem understanding the steps in word problems

albgrea 
Ms. Sue,
I understand your difficulty in solving word problems.
Please solve this problem.
2x = 10
x = ?