1. ## Help with Picture!

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.

2. 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]
$\displaystyle \left( {5x - 2} \right) + \left( {2x + 6} \right) = 67$

3. 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?

4. 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?

5. Huh? DO you mean, 5(9)-2= 43?????

5x-2?

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