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grayp
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Use the sidespliting theorem to find x.

grayp
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0the bottom one is messy by ? and 6 equals 15

mathstudent55
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1When you draw a segment parallel to one side of a trianlge, it splits the other sides into proportional segements. dw:1358231159770:dw

grayp
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Yeah I did that but my whats the correct answer for x? I foiled the numbers then tried to factor but that didn't work.

mathstudent55
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Cross multiply, then FOIL on both sides. (x  1)(x  2) = (x + 1)(x  3)

grayp
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0thanks I'll try that again

mathstudent55
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1x^2  3x + 2 = x^2  2x  3

mathstudent55
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Tell me if you get the above.

grayp
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0thats what i got but then x would have to be x^2  x + 5 = x^2 that would have to be the answer.

mathstudent55
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Good. Now subtract x^2 from both sides.

grayp
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.00= x + 5 then add x to the other side x= 5

mathstudent55
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1x^2  3x + 2 = x^2  2x  3  x^2 x^2  3x + 2 = 2x  3 + 2x 2 +2x  2  x = 5 x = 5

mathstudent55
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1That's it. You got it.

grayp
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I appreciate all the help, I just didn't know I could subtract 2x. thanks very much.
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