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 Click here to see ALL problems on Linear Equations And Systems Word Problems Question 411185: Hi can anyone out there please help me with this word problem. A piece of rope 5 m long is cut into two pieces so that one piece is 3/5ths as long as the other. Find the length of each piece.Answer by edjones(7569)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!3x/5 + x = 5 3x+5x=25 multiply each side by 5 8x=25 . x=25/8 m 3x/5=15/8 m . Ed