September 21st, 2017, 10:15 PM  #1 
Senior Member Joined: Jan 2017 From: US Posts: 104 Thanks: 5  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. Where would I start with this? 
September 22nd, 2017, 04:54 AM  #2 
Math Team Joined: Jan 2015 From: Alabama Posts: 2,879 Thanks: 766 
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.

September 22nd, 2017, 07:58 AM  #3 
Math Team Joined: Jul 2011 From: Texas Posts: 2,678 Thanks: 1339  the single "tick" marks at the center of each smaller segment indicate those segments have the same length ... i.e., $HO=OW=WL=5$ $2x+1=5 \implies x = 2$ $3x1=5 \implies x = 2$ 

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