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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
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    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 \(x\).

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