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September 21st, 2017, 09:10 PM   #1
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Solve for the Value of a Line Segment

Hi everyone,

Can anyone point me in the right direction with this problem? It would be greatly appreciated!

In the image provided, points A, B, C, D, and E are collinear. AB = 2x + 4, BC= 3x -12, CD= 2x + 4, DE = 5x -21, and AE = 119. Show your work and explain the steps used to solve for the value of DE.

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Hi everyone,

Can anyone point me in the right direction with this problem? It would be greatly appreciated!

In the image provided, points A, B, C, D, and E are collinear. AB = 2x + 4, BC= 3x -12, CD= 2x + 4, DE = 5x -21, and AE = 119. Show your work and explain the steps used to solve for the value of DE.

I have attached an image of the line.

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really? Just add up all the segments to get 119

$(2x+4)+(3x-12)+(2x+4)+(5x-21) = 119$

$12x -25 = 119$

$12x = 144$

$x=12$
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really? Just add up all the segments to get 119

$(2x+4)+(3x-12)+(2x+4)+(5x-21) = 119$

$12x -25 = 119$

$12x = 144$

$x=12$
Uhm yes, really. Lol. I wanted to make sure I was on the right track before I continued with the question, so I posted the math question on the math forum 0_o.

Anyway, thank you! It was apparently simpler than I was making it out to be.
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