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A cable 84 meters long is cute into two pieces so that one piece 18 meters longer than the other. find the lenth of each piece of cable.

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asked by Kerria
  1. Let x equal the shorter piece.

    x + (x + 18) = 84
    2x + 18 = 84
    2x = 66
    x = 33

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