A carpenter used 30ft of molding three pieces to trim a garage door.. if the long piece was 2ft longer than twice the length of each shorter piece, then how long was each piece?

I am thinking the equation is 30= 2( p+p)+2 +p +p

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- Sep 3rd 2009, 04:10 PMddadamscollege algebra
A carpenter used 30ft of molding three pieces to trim a garage door.. if the long piece was 2ft longer than twice the length of each shorter piece, then how long was each piece?

I am thinking the equation is 30= 2( p+p)+2 +p +p - Sep 3rd 2009, 04:14 PMskeeter
- Sep 3rd 2009, 04:37 PMddadams
Thanks!

16 = LP

7= sp

7=sp