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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

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Let x = longer rope x-17 = shorter rope

Add their lengths: x + (x-17) = 53 2x - 17 = 53 2x = 53 + 17 2x = 70 2x/2 = 70/2 x = 35

Longer rope is 35 meters Shorter rope is x-17 35 - 17 = 18 meters