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    [SOLVED] Line Segment

    Five points A,B,C,D and E, lie on a line, not necessarily in that order, line segment AB has a length of 24. Point C is the midpoint of line segment AB, and point D is the midpoint of line segment AC. If the distance between D and E is 5, what is one possible distance between A and E?

    Page 720 #11 on the OG Book.


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    Either 1 or 11?
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    Yeah those are the correct answers but can you tell me your steps? Cause based on my interpretations I got 17 which is wrong :[
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    \begin{gathered}<br />
  m(AB) = 24 \hfill \\<br />
  m(AC) = 12 \hfill \\<br />
  m(AD) = 6 \hfill \\<br />
  m(DE) = 5 \hfill \\<br />
  m(AE) = (6 - 5) \vee (6 + 5) \hfill \\ <br />
\end{gathered} <br />
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    Thanks Plato !!
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