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    Triangle

    How much is x ?
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    You have similar triangles: Triangle BDE is similar to triangle BAC.

    So:

    \frac{BD}{AB}=\frac{DE}{AC},

    or:

    \frac{AB-x}{AB}=\frac{x}{AC}.

    From which you should be able to find x.

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