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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.  

  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)

A 14-foot line divided into three sections. Two of the sections are the same length, and the third section is 2 feet long.

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

    Solve for x.