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wire is cut into 2 pieces with one
piece 14 feet shorter than other.The wire was 66 feet before cut,how long is the the shortest lenght of wire,shoe steps to solve

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    Let x = shortest length, then x+14 = longer length.

    x + x + 14 = 66

    Solve for x.

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    x=40,x=26

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