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Kate cut a 100-foot rope into two pieces. One piece was 5 feet longer than 4 times the length of the other. Find the length of each piece.

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    first, represent the unknowns:
    let x = length of the 1st piece
    let 4x + 5 = length of the 2nd piece (as the second statement of the problem says)
    then set-up equation:
    x + (4x + 5) = 100 *total length of the two pieces must be 100 ft
    solve:
    5x + 5 = 100
    5x = 95
    x = 19 ft
    4x + 5 = 81 ft

    so there,, =)

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    3456

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    Would it be the same if u used 4 times x or it has to be 4x?

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    A 23 inch rope is cut into 4 pieces.the first piece is 3 inches longer than the other three pieces of rope .what is the length of the longest piece of rope

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    19ft, 81ft

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