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# Homework Help: Math

Posted by Raquel on Thursday, January 12, 2012 at 12:07am.

A wire measures 137 centimeters in length. The shorter piece is 13 centimeters short. find the of length each piece.

• Math - Reiny, Thursday, January 12, 2012 at 9:55am

strange wording

Do you mean the shorter piece IS 13 cm?
Then the question is trivial

Do you mean the shorter piece is 13 cm less than the longer?
if so ....
x + x-13 = 137
2x = 150
x = 75

one is 75 cm the other is 62 cm

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