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line bd bisects angle abc. abc = 8x. and = 2x22. find db
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HELP HELP HELP line bd bisects angle abc. abc = 8x. and = 2x22. find db
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enya.goldBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Do you know what a bisector is?
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skaterman665Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
yes a line that intersects an angle. im just confused
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enya.goldBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Sorry, i got cut off there. The whole angle is 8x. ABD is 2x + 22. BD bisects the angle.
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enya.goldBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
DBC is 2x + 22. A bisector cuts the angle in half. A half + a half = a whole, but there is still TWO parts to it. What can you do using 2?
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skaterman665Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
im sorry im still lost. i keep thinking too hard. what do i do with x?
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enya.goldBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
2x + 22 = 8x / 2 BD "cuts" ABC in half.
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enya.goldBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Multiply both sides by 2. You will end up with this equation:\[2(2x + 22) = 2(\frac{ 8x }{ 2 })\]
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skaterman665Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
ohhhhhh im sorry haha I forgot there was 8x
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enya.goldBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
\[8x = (4x + 44) / 4\]\[44 \div 4\]
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enya.goldBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Plug x into the equation now. 4(x) + 44
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enya.goldBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Check your answer. 8x = 8(x) = ?? Tell me what you come up with.
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skaterman665Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
wait, does x now equal 11?
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enya.goldBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
X is 11, which means that DBC =
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enya.goldBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Remember when I said that DBC = 2x + 22? That's right too. DBC = 2(11) + 22 It's a puzzle that requires a little thinking. :)
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skaterman665Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
ahh. thank you! for actualy taking the time to explain this, i really appreciate it:)
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