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a 60 inch string is cut in 2 pieces, the first piece is 6" longer than twice the second piece, find th elength

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    Let x = the shorter piece

    x + 2x + 6 = 60

    3x = 54

    x = ?

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    thank you so much Ms. Sue, can you please help direct me with my other question.

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