# SOLUTION: An 18-ft board is cut into two pieces, one of which is 4 ft longer than the other. How long is each piece?

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 Question 43028: An 18-ft board is cut into two pieces, one of which is 4 ft longer than the other. How long is each piece?Answer by stanbon(57361)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!An 18-ft board is cut into two pieces, one of which is 4 ft longer than the other. How long is each piece? Let the shorter piece have length "x" ft. The longer piece is "x+4" ft. long. EQUATION: x+x+4=18 ft. 2x+4=18 2x=14 x=7 ft (length of the shorter piece) x+4= 11 ft (length of the longer piece) Cheers, Stan H.