#### 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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5 and 12 feet

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