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a 17 foot piece of string is cut into two pieces so that the longer piece is 5 feet longer than twice the shorter piece. If the shorter piece is x feet long, find the lengths of both pieces.

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x + (2x+5) = 17

Calculate for x, then 2x+5.

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3x=17-5
3x=12
x=12/3
x=4

FOR 2x+5
=2(4)+5
=8+5
=13

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