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    Line Segments equation

    How would I go about doing this one:


    Find XY if WX = 1/3(XY)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Jiggyfly View Post
    How would I go about doing this one:


    Find XY if WX = 1/3(XY)
    No big deal here:

    WX = x + 2, XY = 5x + 2

    since WX = \frac 13 XY, we have:

    x + 2 = \frac 13 (5x + 2)

    now solve for x, and plug that value into the formula for XY to find its length


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