## dhkr one year ago given:Point K is between points H and J, HK= x-5, KJ=5x-12 and HJ=25. Find the value of x

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1. gypsy1274

Add the values of $$\overline{HK}$$ and $$\overline{KJ}$$. set them equal to $$\overline{HJ}$$ because the smaller line segments make up the larger line segment. $$\overline{HK} + \overline{KJ} = \overline{HJ}$$ $$x-5+5x-12=25$$ solve for $$x$$.