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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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by peachgal View Post
    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]
    \left( {5x - 2} \right) + \left( {2x + 6} \right) = 67
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    Quote Originally Posted by Plato View Post
    \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?
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    Quote Originally Posted by peachgal View Post
    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?
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    Huh? DO you mean, 5(9)-2= 43?????


    5x-2?
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    Quote Originally Posted by peachgal View Post
    Huh? DO you mean, 5(9)-2= 43?????
    yes.
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