anonymous
  • anonymous
An electrician cuts a 26 ft piece of wire into two pieces. One piece is 2 ft longer than the other. How long are the pieces?
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schrodinger
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anonymous
  • anonymous
Let x,y are the two pieces. x+y=26
anonymous
  • anonymous
ok
anonymous
  • anonymous
and let x is greater than 2 ft than y

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anonymous
  • anonymous
greater means +
anonymous
  • anonymous
x=y+2
anonymous
  • anonymous
ok than what
anonymous
  • anonymous
put the value of in 1st equation. 2y+2=26 2y=24 y=12 x=y+2 x=14
anonymous
  • anonymous
so shorter piece 12 & longer piece 14
anonymous
  • anonymous
yeah

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