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: 36

Answer

4 and 21 feet

Work Step by Step

x is the length of the shorter piece. The length of the longer piece: $5x+1$ The sum of the twp pieces is 25. $x+5x+1=25$ $6x+1=25$ $6x=24$ $x=4$ $5x+1=20+1=21$
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