Posted by **sasha** on Sunday, August 25, 2013 at 6:07pm.

K is the midpoint of JL JL=4x-2

and JK=7. find x, KL, and JL.

Very confused , can you please show steps to working out the problem

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**Steve**, Sunday, August 25, 2013 at 6:23pm
JL is the whole length, so JK is half the length. So,

7+7 = 4x-2

4x = 16

x = 4

So, JL = 4*4-2 = 14

JK = KL = 7

Actually, since they told us that JK=7, we knew right away that JL was 14, since JK was half of JL. All that nonsense about x and stuff was superfluous.

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**sasha**, Sunday, August 25, 2013 at 7:04pm
thank you so much steve

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