Algebra: A Combined Approach (4th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321726391
ISBN 13: 978-0-32172-639-1

Chapter 2 - Section 2.4 - An Introduction to Problem Solving - Exercise Set: 35

Answer

5 and 12 feet

Work Step by Step

x is the length of the shorter piece. The length of the longer piece: $2x+2$ The sum of the twp pieces is 17. $x+2x+2=17$ $3x+2=17$ $3x=15$ $x=5$ $2x+2=10+2=12$
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