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Kayla had a -foot rope that she cut into three pieces. Now two of the pieces are the same length, and the third piece is feet long.  Homework Help ✎

  1. Copy Kayla’s diagram below onto your paper and write an equation that represents the situation. Be sure to remember to define your variable.

    (x = unknown length of the first and second pieces)

14 rope cut into 3 pieces

  1. Solve your equation and find the length of each of the two equal pieces.

    Solve for x.