In rhombusABCD, the measure, in inches, of line segment AB is 3x+ 2 and line segment BC isx+ 12. Find the number of inches in the length of line segment DC.

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- September 25th 2008, 03:13 PMmagentaritaRhombus ABCDIn rhombus
*ABCD*, the measure, in inches, of line segment AB is 3*x*+ 2 and line segment BC is*x*+ 12. Find the number of inches in the length of line segment DC.

- September 25th 2008, 03:45 PMflybynight
Hey,

Remember that a rhombus' sides are the same length. Thus, set the two lengths equal to each other: 3x+2 = x+12. Solve for x, then put that value back into the equation. If you did if correctly, then both 3x+2 and x+12 should be the same value. Then finally take the value given by 3x+2 or x+12 and that should be the segment length.

Peter - September 26th 2008, 06:01 AMmagentaritagood