Posted by Vanessa on Wednesday, August 14, 2013 at 1:20pm.
How would you do this?
Rs=8y
St=4y+8
RT=115y9
a.Find the value of y
b. Find rs, st, rt

Geometry  Steve, Wednesday, August 14, 2013 at 1:26pm
RS+ST=RT
8y+4y+8 = 115y9
103y = 17
y = 17/103
now plug that into the expressions for the segments

Geometry  Vanessa, Wednesday, August 14, 2013 at 1:30pm
How'd you get that? I was trying the problem and couldn't get it

Geometry  Vanessa, Wednesday, August 14, 2013 at 1:31pm
I'm sorry rt=15 not 115

Geometry  Vanessa, Wednesday, August 14, 2013 at 1:35pm
I got y=17 Am I right?

Geometry  Steve, Wednesday, August 14, 2013 at 3:45pm
well, let's see:
8y+4y+8 = 15y9
3y = 17
y = 17/3
right off, you should have realized that a negative value for y makes no sense, since we are dealing with line segments, which have positive lengths.
I'm still bothered by the fraction answer. A simple exercise like this usually has a nice integer result.
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