anonymous
  • anonymous
Draw and label the following: segment AB intersects segment CD at point M. M is the midpoint of both segments. If AM = x2 + 8x + 17 and MB = 12x + 14, find AB.
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anonymous
  • anonymous
how does this work? been waiting 10 minutes and no response to my problem
Mertsj
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Mertsj
  • Mertsj
If M is the midpoint of AB, what does that tell you about AM and BM?

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anonymous
  • anonymous
they are equal
Mertsj
  • Mertsj
Then set them equal and solve.
anonymous
  • anonymous
so x = 3, 1
Mertsj
  • Mertsj
Good job.
Mertsj
  • Mertsj
Now find AB as the problem instructs.
anonymous
  • anonymous
100 or 52
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Mertsj
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Perfect.

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