40 inch board split into 2 pieces
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Let the length of the orange board  be x inches.

Then the length of the purple board will be x+4 inches.

x+x+4=40

2x+4=40

2x=40-4

2x=36

x=36/2

x=18

Orange board length is18 inches and purple board length is 22 inches .
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