Posted by Anonymous on Friday, January 13, 2012 at 10:54pm.
One side of a triangle is x inches longer than another side. The ray bisecting the angle formed by these sides divides the opposite side into 3inch and 5inch segments. Find the perimeter of the triangle in terms of x. ( triangle angle bisector theorem)
Let y be the small length.
y/3=x+y/5
y=1.5x
Perimeter: y+x+y+8
1.5x+x+1.5x+8=4x+8
Answer is x+ 2, correct?????????!

Geometry  DirtyFeet, Sunday, January 22, 2012 at 8:54pm
That is correct in terms of x!
Happy dirty feeting!