ashleyvee
Can someone help me find the length in this problem? Its between 22 and 23.



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ashleyvee
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cwrw238
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i'll have to checkout the theorem
PK^2 = the product of the other two segments
hold on a moment

ganeshie8
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PK^2 = PS.PT

ashleyvee
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20 times 6. or 20 plus 6 ?

cwrw238
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right ganes has got it its times

ashleyvee
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20*6=1200

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also PK^2 = PN * PM
so PN.PM = PS.PT

ashleyvee
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22* ?= 1200

ashleyvee
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i dont have pn

cwrw238
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you have the wrong values
PS = 20 and PT = 26

ashleyvee
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20*26 = ?

ashleyvee
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520

cwrw238
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right now
lets let PN = x
so PM = 22 + x
do u follow that?

ashleyvee
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yeah.. but how do i get x?

ashleyvee
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is my answer 22 or 23 is all im asking.. :/

cwrw238
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PN . PM = x (x + 22) right

ashleyvee
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ive wasted 18 minutes on this problem alone. im going to have to move on now. thx for trying.

cwrw238
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well another 3 minutes and we've done it

cwrw238
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and learning how to do it is not a waste of time...

ashleyvee
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it should take less then 5 to do this problem. so yeah i would call it a waste. :/

ashleyvee
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Especially since i have about 10 more problems just like this.. i cant take 20 minutes to do each. thats insane/ thanks for trying again..

ganeshie8
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Once you know how to do it, it takes no time... how much time did u take learning walking when you're kid ? stop rushing ok...

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x(x+22) = 520
x^2 + 22x  520 = 0
x = 14.42

ashleyvee
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Ive tried for 4 years. I just give up. Sorry for being rude. But thanks.

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* 14.32

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yw