# Thread: help on geometry homework...don't understand

1. ## help on geometry homework...don't understand

can someone please explain to me how to get the answer to this problem. I have to turn it in tomorrow. Thanks so much!

2. Originally Posted by alwaysalillost
can someone please explain to me how to get the answer to this problem. I have to turn it in tomorrow. Thanks so much!
i suppose m<1 means the angle m1, and similarly for angle two

these are corresponding angles, so they are the same

so m1 = m2
=> 3x + 10 = x + 16
=> 2x = 6
=> x = 3

3. Thanks Jhevon for your help! Sorry for posting the same question twice. I didn't know I couldn't (I'm new here). Well thanks for telling me and thanks again for the help!