# Math Help - How do I find the value of x?

1. ## How do I find the value of x?

I'm doing an independant study unit for geometry and I need to find the value of x. I'm honestly not sure how...

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2. Originally Posted by nevershoutleah
I'm doing an independant study unit for geometry and I need to find the value of x. I'm honestly not sure how...
Please Look at the image! http://i52.tinypic.com/33kwumc.png
Assuming the lines are parallel then $4x+13=5x-17$, WHY?

3. Originally Posted by Plato
Assuming the lines are parallel then $4x+13=5x-17$, WHY?
i wouldnt know, its in the textbook.

4. Why don't you look there?

bjh

5. Originally Posted by nevershoutleah
I'm doing an independant study unit for geometry ...
What's that?