Posted by Iris on Thursday, January 27, 2011 at 2:05pm.
A 26 inch ribbon is cut into three pieces. One piece is 12 inches. The remaining two pieces must have one piece two inches longer than the other. How long is the shortest piece of ribbon?

Math  Ms. Sue, Thursday, January 27, 2011 at 2:10pm
26  12 = 14
x + x2 = 14
Take it from there.

Math  Pj, Sunday, September 20, 2015 at 4:05am
Shortest is 6inches , first is 12inches, second is 8inches(which 2 inches longer)
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