# Midpoint?

• September 9th 2009, 02:23 PM
Jubbly
Midpoint?
I'm sort of having trouble doing this problem since I don't understand how to do it... Can anyone tell me how to solve this problem?
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Thanks
• September 9th 2009, 02:33 PM
Jameson
If T is the midpoint of SU that means that (1/2)SU = ST. You know how to find SU and ST in terms of x, so take it from there.
• September 9th 2009, 06:01 PM
rtblue
since we have T as the midpoint, by definition ST=TU

so.... $9x=4x+25$

$5x=25$

$x=5$

therefore, ST= 45, because ST=9x=9(5)=45