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building A is 180 feet shorter than building B. The total height of the two building is1480 feet. find the length of each building

asked by Wendy
  1. Let x = height of building B
    Let x - 180 = height of building A
    since their total height is 1480,
    x + x - 180 = 1480
    Solving,
    2x = 1480 + 180
    2x = 1660
    x = 830 ft (height of bldg B)
    x-180 = 650 ft (height of bldg A)

    hope this helps~ `u`

    posted by Jai

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