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?

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**Ms. Sue**, Thursday, January 27, 2011 at 2:10pm
26 - 12 = 14

x + x-2 = 14

Take it from there.

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**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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