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ken cuts a 10fo piece of wire, the first piece is three times longer then the second how long is each piece?

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  1. short piece --- x
    longer piece -- 3x

    solve x + 3x = 10
    4x = 10
    x = 10/4 or 2.5 feet

    short piece = 2.5 ft
    longer piece = 7.5 feet

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