# Math

A 26 inch ribbon is cut into three pieces. One piece is 12 inches. The remaining two pieces must have one piece two inches longer than the other. How long is the shortest piece of ribbon?

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1. 26 - 12 = 14

x + x-2 = 14

Take it from there.

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2. Shortest is 6inches , first is 12inches, second is 8inches(which 2 inches longer)

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3. The length of two ropes are in the ratio 7/5 find the length of shorter rope if the longer one is 22.5 m

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