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posted by myra on Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at 11:50am.

If P is the midpoint of RS and RS=17x-8 and RP=8x+1, find the values of x and PS.

clearly 8x+1 = (1/2)(17x-8) 16x + 2 = 17x - 8 -x = -11 x = 11 PS = 17(11)-8 = 179

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