Posted by **nickky** on Thursday, August 16, 2012 at 10:27pm.

the first of two films lasted 9 minutes less than twice as long as the second. the combined length of the two films plus a 5-minute break between them was 260 minutes. how long was the first film?

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**Reiny**, Thursday, August 16, 2012 at 11:25pm
length of second film --- x minutes

length of first film ---- 2x-9 minutes

x + 5 + 2x-9 = 260

3x = 264

x=88

first film was 2(88)-9 or 167 minutes

check:

88 + 5 + 167 = 260

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**Yonatan**, Friday, October 26, 2012 at 11:19pm
If you wanted to find the second one what would you do???

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**secret**, Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at 2:06pm
take the total minutes of the first and second movies plus the five minute break, and subtract the time of the first movie added to the five minute break. the answer is the time of the second movie.

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