This is how the problem started, and I need to find X. After working on it for awhile, all I could get to was this. If you could please help me complete this, and tell me what you did, I'd deeply appreciate it. Thanks!
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(1) solve for $\displaystyle y$ using Pythagoras. (2) similar triangles ... $\displaystyle \dfrac{y}{52} = \dfrac{r}{48+r}$ solve for $\displaystyle r$. (3) similar triangles again ... $\displaystyle \dfrac{y}{48} = \dfrac{x}{48+2r}$ solve for x
Hi kwikpwn, After you solve for y by the pythagorian theorem you can set up a simple equation in one unknown to find x.Use the property of tangents. bjh
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