Posted by **mike** on Wednesday, July 4, 2012 at 3:13pm.

The two longest rivers in the world are the Nile and the Amazon. Together, they are 8145 miles, with the Amazon being 145 miles shorter than the Nile. Find the length of each river.

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**Ms. Sue**, Wednesday, July 4, 2012 at 3:18pm
Let x = the Amazon

x + x + 145 = 8145

2x = 8,000

x = 4,000

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**bobpursley**, Wednesday, July 4, 2012 at 3:18pm
la=ln-145

la+ln=8145

ln-145+ln=8145

2*ln=8290

ln=...

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