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  • one year ago

I really need help with this Geometry question! I am looking for an explanation not an answer. >2.The distance from A to B is 143 mi. , and from B to C on another road, 57 mi. The distance from A to D is 143 mi., and from D to E on another road is 57 mi. Compare the distance from A to C by way of B with the distance from A to E by way of D. This is exactly how the book words it, which really confuses me. Just looking for someone to help me. First time using Open study- Thank you!

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  1. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    It says draw this out to complete the problem but this didnt help me understand either.

  2. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    Did they give a picture with this with the locations of A, B, C, D, and E?

  3. anonymous
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    Nope they told me to draw it out, and just gave me the lengths. I typed exactly what the question said

  4. anonymous
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    I guess it doesn't really matter where they are. I just kind of placed them randomly |dw:1440273759221:dw|

  5. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    A to C by way of B would be AB + BC = 143 + 57 make sense?

  6. anonymous
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    Sorry I'm looking it over trying to understand, 1 second

  7. anonymous
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    okay do 'by way of' means another road and it will be in the middle ?

  8. anonymous
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    so* not do. whoops. sorry

  9. anonymous
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    "by way of" basically means passing or going through.

  10. anonymous
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    oh okay, thank you! So why didn't you put the point in alphabetized order?

  11. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    Sorry I'm just staring my Geom class and I will give you medal!

  12. anonymous
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    I just kind of started drawing with A and went from there. They gave distances from A to B and from A to D so I knew both B and D had to connect to A. C and E could be anywhere

  13. anonymous
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    hmmm okay, so now I need to 'compare' which means?

  14. anonymous
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    it says to compare A to C and to compare A to E

  15. anonymous
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    Once you have the distances, say whether they're equal, or which one is less or mor

  16. anonymous
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    *more

  17. anonymous
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    So what do I do from here?- I'm saying. Add the miles ?

  18. anonymous
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    yes. Add from A to C. then add from A to E

  19. anonymous
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    Which is exactly the same sum. so the sum of these is 200?

  20. anonymous
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    yeah, so you'd just say that the distances are equal

  21. anonymous
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    Okay!!! THANK YOU so much. means tons. I am just really struggling with this class. thank you sir!

  22. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    you're welcome

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