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September 21st, 2017, 09:15 PM   #1
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Solve for X in a Line

Solve for the value of x in the diagram below. Show your work and explain the steps you used to solve.

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 September 22nd, 2017, 03:54 AM #2 Math Team   Joined: Jan 2015 From: Alabama Posts: 3,261 Thanks: 894 The total length from H to L is (2x+ 1)+ (3x- 1)+ 5= 5x+ 5= 5(x+ 1). To solve that for x you will have to have some additional information such as the actual length from H to L. Thanks from Indigo28
 September 22nd, 2017, 06:58 AM #3 Math Team   Joined: Jul 2011 From: Texas Posts: 2,771 Thanks: 1426 the single "tick" marks at the center of each smaller segment indicate those segments have the same length ... i.e., $|HO|=|OW|=|WL|=5$ $2x+1=5 \implies x = 2$ $3x-1=5 \implies x = 2$ Thanks from greg1313 and Indigo28

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