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anonymous
 one year ago
How do you solve this?
The plan shows part of a roof on a house. A horizontal beam parallel to the base of the roof connects the roof and the central pillar. What is the unknown measurement on the plan?
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anonymous
 one year ago
How do you solve this? The plan shows part of a roof on a house. A horizontal beam parallel to the base of the roof connects the roof and the central pillar. What is the unknown measurement on the plan? http://www.clipular.com/c/5193058980200448.png?k=w4SPOFD6juQAXGqjh1HwH8E9_zE

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anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Thank You so FLIPPING much

sleepyhead314
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1We are given two similar triangles :) One of the triangles has sides 14 and 8 the other triangle has sides (? + 14) and (8 + 15) do you see what I mean? :)

sleepyhead314
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1btw Welcome to OpenStudy ;) sorry that you weren't getting help fast enough ..

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Do I have to subtract the 8 and the 5 to get the (?) And thanks, and its fine lol

sleepyhead314
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1One of the triangles has sides 14 and 8 the other triangle has sides (? + 14) and (8 + 15) With these two pieces of information, we can make a ratio thing 14 8  =  (? + 14) (8 + 15)

sleepyhead314
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1sorry, gimma a sec, I'm not sure that was right

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Your good. At least your helping :)

sleepyhead314
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1it's right, there had been just another way to right it and I got confused xD so 14 8  =  (? + 14) (8 + 15) can you cross multiply and solve for the "?" :)

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Woa, This is confusing. Sorry I'm a slowpoke. I'll figure it out. Thank you for your help :)

sleepyhead314
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1No worries ^_^ cross multiplying really is confusing at times :P (I finally figured it out like 3 years after I was supposed to have learned it xD) would you like for me to help break it down more for you? :)

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Haha. Thank you so much. Your very helpful and comforting. But yes that would be great

sleepyhead314
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1here's how I learned it Have you seen 1  x 2 = 1 2 happen before?

sleepyhead314
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1it is the same idea :) 14 8  =  (? + 14) (8 + 15) we would multiply both sides by (? + 14) first and get 14 8*(? + 14)  =  (1) (8 + 15) it would cancel out the Denominator on the Left side and stay in the Numerator on the Right side

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0So for the earlier equation its 112 and 322?

sleepyhead314
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1you got it :) 322 = 8*? + 112

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0So the answer to the question is that? ._.

sleepyhead314
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1not quite xD 322 = 8x + 112 let's use the variable "x"? does that look familiar? can you solve for "x"?

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0x = 1 and 1 times 8 is 8?

sleepyhead314
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1322 = 8x + 112 112 112 subtract 112 from both sides to get "8x" alone  210 = 8x

sleepyhead314
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1then divide both sides by 8 to get "x" alone 210 = 8x   8 8

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.026.25 and the 8 gets cancelled out?

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Wow :) Thank You so much. You tha realest dawg. Heres some DAP.... Boom!

sleepyhead314
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1I'm happy I could help :)

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Yes. When noone else was there you woke up and showed me the way. Your my mathematical savior. Theres a special pace for people like you in heaven.

sleepyhead314
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1"woke up" punny considering my name xD lol

sleepyhead314
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1I will be on and off throughout the rest of the day, if you need any more help, just tag me ^_^

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Thank You sooooo much!
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