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A 74-foot length of wire is to be cut into 2 pieces, so that the longer piece is four feet longer than six times the shorter piece. Find the length of each piece.

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  1. x = shorter piece

    x + 6x + 4 = 74
    7x = 70
    x = 10

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  2. Sue is right but the answer is incomplete. The second or longer piece should be:
    6(10) + 4
    60 +4 = 64 foot

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