# SOLUTION: A 25-inch piece of string is to be cut in two pieces so that the longer piece is four times the shorter piece. Find the length of each piece. I want to know how to write and equ

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 Question 232044: A 25-inch piece of string is to be cut in two pieces so that the longer piece is four times the shorter piece. Find the length of each piece. I want to know how to write and equation for this type of problem so that it will be easier to solve. Please help. Thanks ♥Answer by stanbon(57282)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!A 25-inch piece of string is to be cut in two pieces so that the longer piece is four times the shorter piece. Find the length of each piece. I want to know how to write and equation for this type of problem -------------------- Let the shorter piece have length "x": Then the longer piece will have length "4x". ---- Equation: x + 4x = 25 5x = 25 x = 5 (this is the length of the shorter piece) 4x = 20 (this is the length of the longer piece) ==================================================== Cheers, Stan H.