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Write and solve an equation or a system of equations to help you solve the following problem. Homework Help ✎ A cable 84 meters long is cut into two pieces so that one piece is 18 meters longer than the other. What is the length of each piece of cable?

Let  length of the longer piece, length of the shorter piece.

Write an equation for, "A cable meters long is cut into two pieces."

Write an equation for, "One piece is meters longer than the other."

Solve the system of equations.

The shorter piece of cable is meters and the longer piece is meters.