anonymous
  • anonymous
I have a trapezoid. WX is parallel to YZ and points A and B are midpoints of their respective legs... If WX = 5x + 3, ZY= 13x - 1, and AB= 6x+7, find x
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anonymous
  • anonymous
I keep getting a fraction
amistre64
  • amistre64
wx = yz 5x+3 = 13x -1 4 = 8x x = 2
amistre64
  • amistre64
trapeziod doesnt imply equality of sides ....missed that one lol

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anonymous
  • anonymous
thank you
amistre64
  • amistre64
fractions are good as answers you know :)
anonymous
  • anonymous
midpoints of two sides is one-half the length of the third...
anonymous
  • anonymous
Fractions complicate things! LOL
amistre64
  • amistre64
:) a picture would be good
anonymous
  • anonymous
it looks like a trapezoid sitting on top of another trapezoid.. getting smaller to the top (shorter lines)
anonymous
  • anonymous
I think: [( 5x + 3)+(13-1)]/2=6x+7?
anonymous
  • anonymous
sorry 23x not 13
anonymous
  • anonymous
[( 5x + 3)+(13x-1)]/2=6x+7?
anonymous
  • anonymous
ok I'll see what I get...
anonymous
  • anonymous
x = 7/3 it cant be a fraction can it???
anonymous
  • anonymous
x=2?
anonymous
  • anonymous
I redid it... yes x = 2 i divided the 2 instead of multiplied it to cancel it out!! Awesome thank you both!! You both came up with the same answer!!!
anonymous
  • anonymous
If I deserve medal then give me one.
anonymous
  • anonymous
You GOT IT!!!!
anonymous
  • anonymous
thank
anonymous
  • anonymous
Thanks you too!!
anonymous
  • anonymous
(18x+2)/2=6x+7 9x+1=6x+7 9x -6x=7-1 3x = 6 x =6/3 x =2
anonymous
  • anonymous
Yep Got it!!! Great job!

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