# Help with Picture!

• Sep 13th 2007, 05:10 PM
peachgal
Help with Picture!
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The distance along a straight road is measured as shown in the diagram. If the distance between towns A and C is 67 Miles, find the distance between towns A and B.
• Sep 13th 2007, 05:17 PM
Plato
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Originally Posted by peachgal
The distance along a straight road is measured as shown in the diagram. If the distance between towns A and C is 67 Miles, find the distance between towns A and B.[/SIZE]

$\displaystyle \left( {5x - 2} \right) + \left( {2x + 6} \right) = 67$
• Sep 13th 2007, 05:23 PM
peachgal
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Originally Posted by Plato
$\displaystyle \left( {5x - 2} \right) + \left( {2x + 6} \right) = 67$

THANKS SO MUCH!!! I did this and I got 9? Is that right? What do I do from here?
• Sep 13th 2007, 05:44 PM
Jhevon
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Originally Posted by peachgal
THANKS SO MUCH!!! I did this and I got 9? Is that right? What do I do from here?

yes, x = 9. now what is the distance between A and B in terms of x?
• Sep 13th 2007, 05:48 PM
peachgal
Huh? DO you mean, 5(9)-2= 43?????

5x-2?
• Sep 13th 2007, 05:51 PM
Jhevon
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Originally Posted by peachgal
Huh? DO you mean, 5(9)-2= 43?????

yes.