# SOLUTION: A 45 foot speaker wire is to be cut into three pieces. One piece is to be 15 feet long. Of the remaining pieces, one must be 2 feet less than 3 times the length of the other. Find

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Linear Equations And Systems Word Problems Question 345367: A 45 foot speaker wire is to be cut into three pieces. One piece is to be 15 feet long. Of the remaining pieces, one must be 2 feet less than 3 times the length of the other. Find the length of the shorter piece. Answer by mananth(12270)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!total length = 45 .. first piece 15 feet let second be x third piece =30-x ... 30-x=3x-2 +x 30=3x+x-2 30=4x-2 +2 30+2=4x 32=4x /4 8=x The lengths are 8, 22, & 15