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  1. Kayla had a 14-foot rope that she cut into three pieces. Now two of the pieces are the same length, and the third piece is 2 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.

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

Equation: 2x + 2 = 14
(x = unknown length of the first and second pieces)

Solve for x.