For their homecoming parade, the students of wheaton college have created a colorful banner, 47 meters in length, that is made of two pieces of parachute material. The short piece is 17 meters shorter than the long piece. Find the length of each piece

Professor Fullerton was demonstrating the
ease of making a bar graph using information about students' home states. He
was amazed that his class of 32 represented only 3 states. There were 8 more
students born in Texas than were born in Oklahoma. The number of students born
in Arizona was 9 fewer than the number born in Oklahoma. How many were born in
each state?