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The figure below shows CB = 8, BE = 12, AB = 3x – 1, and DB = 4x + 2.
Triangle ABC is a right triangle with measure of angle ACB equal to 90 degrees. The measure of side CB is 8 and AB is 3 multiplied by x minus 1. D is a point on the left of C on BC extended. A point E is labeled on AB such that DE is perpendicular to AB. Measure of EB is 12 and DB is 4 multiplied by x plus 2
If △ABC ~ △DBE, the value of x is _________
 one year ago
The figure below shows CB = 8, BE = 12, AB = 3x – 1, and DB = 4x + 2. Triangle ABC is a right triangle with measure of angle ACB equal to 90 degrees. The measure of side CB is 8 and AB is 3 multiplied by x minus 1. D is a point on the left of C on BC extended. A point E is labeled on AB such that DE is perpendicular to AB. Measure of EB is 12 and DB is 4 multiplied by x plus 2 If △ABC ~ △DBE, the value of x is _________

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irishchelsc
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1i tried that! but I'm not sure if I'm on the right path :/

irishchelsc
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1i did 12/3x1= 8/4x+2

timo86m
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1and ;)there is another

irishchelsc
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1alright. I'm lost :(

timo86m
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1small side / large size= hypotonuse of small side/ hypotonuse of large size

irishchelsc
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Oh! so just switch it around then solve..?

irishchelsc
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1okay. so. 8x 4x+2 which is 3x+16

irishchelsc
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.112 x 3x1 which is 3612

irishchelsc
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1minus 16 on both sides

timo86m
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.18/12 is 2/3 2/3 = (3*x1)/(4*x+2) With me so far?

irishchelsc
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1okay. so simplify the ratio

timo86m
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Yup :) 8/12=(3x1)/(4x+2) 2/3 = (3*x1)/(4*x+2) cuzz 8/12 is 2/3 2=3*(3x1)/(4x+2) multiply both sides by 3 to have 2 by itself on the lhs(left hand side) with me stil :)

irishchelsc
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1YYYAAAY! thank youu soo much :DD
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