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i need help finding x

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  1. anonymous
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    the formula to find it is 1st piece/alt = alt/2nd piece

  2. anonymous
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    no idea what yu are talking about

  3. anonymous
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    I'm not sure I understand what you mean there.

  4. anonymous
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    im posting the picture of it now, the 1st piece would be 5/2 the alt is x and the 2nd piece is 10

  5. anonymous
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    (5/2) / x = x /10 25 = x^2 x = 5

  6. anonymous
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    but 5/2 is a fraction, how would it = 25?

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    \[\frac{\frac{5}{2}}{x} = \frac{x}{10} \implies 10x *\frac{\frac{5}{2}}{x} = 10x * \frac{x}{10} \]

  8. anonymous
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    Can you follow it from there?

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    oh. that's not really what we were talking about before.

  11. anonymous
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    Ok, so the first thing to figure out is what is the length of the left and right slopes in terms of x?

  12. anonymous
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    ya it would end up as x^2 = ( 5/2 times 10)

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    \[\frac{5}{2} \times 10 = \frac{5*10}{2} = \frac{50}{2} = 25\]

  14. anonymous
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    thanks

  15. anonymous
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    the final answer is x = 25

  16. anonymous
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    i mean x = 5

  17. anonymous
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    yes

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