skittles223
What is the distance from point A to point B?
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Answer:
a. 1 2/3
b. 1.666
c. 1 3/4
d. 1.34
e. Both a and b
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skittles223
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Rosh007
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ok you need to find DE.. then use the parallel property
RadEn
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let the length of AB = x
because triangle AEC similar with BED, so
AC/AE = BD/BE
7/(x+10) = 6/10
6(x+10) = 7*10
6x+60=70
6x=70-60
6x=10
x=10/6=5/3= ....? (it can convert to mix fraction or decimal)
skittles223
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how do i find it
Rosh007
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then again appy pythagores theorem to by cosidering the length as x
RadEn
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lol, use ur calculator : 5/3=... ?
Rosh007
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consider the triangle DBE first
Rosh007
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find DE using pythagores theorem
RadEn
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@Rosh007, DBE is not a right triangle but acute triangle
Rosh007
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Ow,,,, sorry.. that is right,,....
RadEn
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noproblem...
skittles223
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so it would be 1.666
skittles223
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?
RadEn
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yes, but 1 2/3 it same
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ok thanks
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welcome