anonymous
  • anonymous
LM is tangent to circle C at point M. If CN=3x-2 NL= 4x-6 amd CL= 34 what is the length of LM? I need to know the formula or someone to explain how to work this problem. I'm lost
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amistre64
  • amistre64
these look like line measurements for a triangle but uts hard to tell with a picture to actually see.
anonymous
  • anonymous
yes its a circle with a triangle from it. it has one side c to l and another m to l does that help
amistre64
  • amistre64
if you can draw it in "paint" and post it in here, itd be more helpful. Paint is a basic program on many computers.

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amistre64
  • amistre64
Can you add any detail to this?
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anonymous
  • anonymous
It is a triangle with one point in the middle which is C and M is on the radius and the common point of this triangle is L.
amistre64
  • amistre64
C is in the middle of the line? like this?
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anonymous
  • anonymous
No, the picture is of a circle hang on a minute
anonymous
  • anonymous
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anonymous
  • anonymous
its the top one
amistre64
  • amistre64
a^2 + b^2 = c^2 (3x-2)^2 + LM^2 = [(3x-2)+(46-6)]^2 does this make sense to you?
amistre64
  • amistre64
46-6 sposed ta be 4x-6 lol
amistre64
  • amistre64
LM^2 = (7x-8)^2 - (3x-2)^2
amistre64
  • amistre64
LM^2 = 49x^2 -112x +36 - 3x^2 -12x +4 LM^2 = 46x^2 -124x +40
amistre64
  • amistre64
8*8 = 64 not 36.... you better do the math :)
amistre64
  • amistre64
I messed up a few points there when I was expanding them.... rechack the math cause I know its wrong :)
anonymous
  • anonymous
hang on let me liik yes but the formula is correct?
amistre64
  • amistre64
LM^2 = 49x^2 -112x +64 -3x^2 +12x -4 the formula is correct, that I know.
anonymous
  • anonymous
thank you sooo much I will be needing more help later, Im having problems finding this in my math book
amistre64
  • amistre64
the pic you sent, the radius is (3x-2) so just use it as the base, then add the other 2 lengths together to get the hypotenuse, and find the missing leg...
anonymous
  • anonymous
thanks
anonymous
  • anonymous
im going to work this out and get back with u
amistre64
  • amistre64
ok..
anonymous
  • anonymous
how did u get 112x
amistre64
  • amistre64
when you add the lengths together for the hypotenuse you get: (3x-2) + (4x-6) 3x -2 +4x -6 = 7x -8 (7x-8)^2 = 49x^2 - 56(2)x +64 49^2 -112x +64
anonymous
  • anonymous
let me check
anonymous
  • anonymous
oh I see where now
anonymous
  • anonymous
I think Im still lost... I believe I am doing the x^2 wrong
amistre64
  • amistre64
doing the x^2 wrong.... now your sounding as crazy as me...
anonymous
  • anonymous
Im afraid to ask
amistre64
  • amistre64
so what you have there is a simple triangle that has a length of 2 sides and you want to find the third side.... one side has been given to you in 2 seperate equation, and the shortest leg is simply the length of the radius which is one of the equations they gave you for the other.... plug it into the pythagoreum thrm and get your answer :)
anonymous
  • anonymous
ok let me do it
anonymous
  • anonymous
I believe the final answer is 16. but I will have to recheck the process again. I have to leave for now. thanks for all the help I'll be back again.

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