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A banner in the shape of an isosceles triangle has a base that is 2 inches shorter than either of the equal sides. If the perimeter of the banner is 34 inches, then what is the length of the equal sides?

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Let x = length of sides, then x-2 = base.

2x + x -2 = 34

Solve for x.

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