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m is the segment bisector of segment JK . JM= 1/8x , and JK= 3/4x6 . How do i find MK? Help?
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m is the segment bisector of segment JK . JM= 1/8x , and JK= 3/4x6 . How do i find MK? Help?
 8 months ago
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mathstudent55Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
What does segment bisector mean?
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valiyuhBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
its a line that divides a segment in half?
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mathstudent55Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Right. In this case, I think M is simply a point, but it still cuts the segment JK into two congruent segments.
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dw:1377144056587:dw
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mathstudent55Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Since M is a bisector, what do you know about the length of JM and the length of KM?
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valiyuhBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Well i know that since m is the bisector both sides are equal which mean that since JM is 1/8x MK is also 1/8x
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mathstudent55Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Good. dw:1377144680791:dw
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mathstudent55Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Form the figure you see that JM + MK = JK, right?
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mathstudent55Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Great. Below JM, MK, and JK, can you write what each one is equal to? Copy my line below and write it below that line. JM + MK = JK
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valiyuhBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
1/8x + 1/8x = 3/4x6 like this?
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mathstudent55Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Exactly. That is the equation you must solve now to find x.
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mathstudent55Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
\( \dfrac{1}{8}x + \dfrac{1}{8}x = \dfrac{3}{4}x  6\) Solve for x.
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valiyuhBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
This is the part were im getting confused? Do i add both 1/8x to get 2/8x? or am i wrong?
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mathstudent55Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Yes, you are correct. \(\dfrac{2}{8}x = \dfrac{3}{4}x  6 \) The fraction on the left can be reduced.
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valiyuhBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
alright so now i subtract the 3/4 to the other side so now its 2/8  3/4?
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mathstudent55Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Why don't you reduce the 2/8 fraction first?
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mathstudent55Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
\(\dfrac{1}{4}x = \dfrac{3}{4}x  6 \)
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mathstudent55Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Now the fractions have a common denominator. Now you can subtract (3/4)x over to the left side.
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mathstudent55Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
What happened to the denominator of 4? You subtracted 1/4  3/4, not 1  3.
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mathstudent55Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
\(\dfrac{1}{4}x  \dfrac{3}{4}x =  6 \) \(\dfrac{2}{4}x =  6 \)
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valiyuhBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
oh okay i see and from there i cancel the 2/4x and take it to the other side having 6/2/4 right?
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mathstudent55Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Now you multiply both sides by 4/2.
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mathstudent55Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
\( \dfrac{4}{2}\left( \dfrac{2}{4}x \right) = \dfrac{4}{2}( 6) \)
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mathstudent55Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Did you get an answer for x?
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mathstudent55Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
After you multiply out the right side, you get x = 12. That's not the final answer of the problem, because the problem asks what is MK.
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mathstudent55Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Above, you had written an expression for MK in terms of x. Now you know x, so you can find MK. MK = (1/8)x, and x = 12, so what is MK?
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mathstudent55Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Yes. MK = 12/8 = 1.5
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mathstudent55Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
You got it! Great job.
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valiyuhBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Thank you so much you really helped me !(:
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mathstudent55Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
You are very welcome.
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