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A segment is divided into two parts having lengths in the ratio of 5:3. If the difference between the length of the parts is 6," find the length of each part.

x = ?

segment 1 = (5x) = ? inches
segment 2 = (3x) = ? inches

  • goemetry -

    5x-3x = 6
    2x = 6
    x =2
    then
    5x = 10
    2x = 4
    sure enough 10-4 = 6

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