Hey Guys, I need help setting up question #24 So far I set it up as AD/AB = AE/AC I got 4/4+x = 18-x/18+x then I got x^2 - 14x -144 I don't know if this is correct yet.
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Ac is given and is equal to 18 therefore your ratio must be (x)/18 and not x-18/18+x.....
Originally Posted by MINOANMAN Ac is given and is equal to 18 therefore your ratio must be (x)/18 and not x-18/18+x..... I'm so blind lol So it should be AD/AB = AE/AC which is 4/x+4 = x/18 correct?
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