# A rope is 53 meter long. divide it into two so that one piece is 17 meter shorter than the other. find the measure of each piece.

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by reignavvy

2015-09-05T18:40:22+08:00

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The measure of the longer rope is 25 and the shorter one is 18.
Formula.
A +b = 53
A + (a+17)=53
A+a=53-17
2a=36
Divided by 2 both sides so the answer is 18 the n a =18
B=a+17
B=18+17
B=25
Check:
18 + 25 =53
Soorry its a mistake 18 + 17 =35 sooryy
Your equation is for "one is longer than 17", not "shorter than 17" :-) And we all make mistakes, the difference is how you humbly admit it :-)
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2015-09-05T18:40:30+08:00

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Let x = longer rope
x-17 = shorter rope