1. LoveToDance22

Using trapezoid VWYZ, solve for x.

2. LoveToDance22

Please show me how to solve it!

3. jim_thompson5910

this is an isosceles trapezoid since the two non parallel sides are equal

4. jim_thompson5910

so the two angles (the base angles) shown are equal this means that 2x+17 = 7x-13

5. jim_thompson5910

Solve for x and tell me what you get

6. LoveToDance22

@jim_thompson5910 I got 4=x, but it isn't one of the answer choices

i think the answer is 6, because 2x+17 = 7x-13 17+13 = 7x - 2x 30 = 5x x = 30/5 x =6

8. jim_thompson5910

sry i was afk a sec, LoveToDance22 how did you get x = 4?

9. jim_thompson5910

10. LoveToDance22

(sorry for my terrible drawing lol)

11. jim_thompson5910

17+13 is 30

12. jim_thompson5910

not 20

13. LoveToDance22

The sad part is, I didn't even notice that mistake when I was re-writing it on here.

14. LoveToDance22

I did 7+3 >.<

15. jim_thompson5910

that's ok

16. LoveToDance22

Thanks for the help anyways! :)

17. jim_thompson5910

yw