MATH
posted by raymond on .
jESS WOULD LIKE TO CUT A BOARD THAT WAS 50 INCHES LONG INTO 2 PIECES ONE OF WHICH IS 16 INCHES LONGER THATN THE OTHER. HOW LONG IS EACH PIECE.

Let x equal the smaller piece.
x + x + 16 = 50
2x = 34
x = 17
The smaller piece is 17 inches long.