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an electrian cuts a 22 ft piece of wire into two pieces. one oiece is 18 ft longer than the shortor piece. how long are the pieces?

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    x + x+18 = 22
    2x = 22-18
    2x = 4
    x = 2

    one piece is 2 feet, the other is 20 feet.

    Check is 20 greater than 2 by 18 ?
    is the sum of 2 and 20 equal to 22 ?

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    iam trying to find how long the longer piece is and how long the shortor piece is?

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