Geometry

posted by .

the legs of an isosceles triangle have lengths 2x+4 and x-8 the base has length 5x-2 whats the lenght of base

  • Geometry -

    since the triangle is isosceles, we know that the legs have the same length:

    2x+4 = x-8
    x=-12

    base = 5x-2 = -62

    what's wrong with this picture?

Respond to this Question

First Name
School Subject
Your Answer

Similar Questions

  1. geometry

    The perimeter of an isosceles triangle is 37 in. The lengths of the two equal legs are 6 in. less than 3 times the length of the base. Find the lengths of the three sides. 37=2L+2W W=3W-6 do i have this equation wrote right when i …
  2. geometry

    The perimeter of an isosceles triangle is 37 in. The lengths of the two equal legs are 6 in. less than 3 times the length of the base. Find the lengths of the three sides. 37=2L+2W W=3W-6 do i have this equation wrote right when i …
  3. algebra

    The base of an isosceles triangle and one of its legs have lengths that have consecutive integers. The leg is longer than the base. The perimeter of the triangle is 20. Find the length of each side of the triangle. *Please help me- …
  4. geometry

    The legs of an isosceles triangle have lengths 2x+4 and x+8 . The base has length 5x-2 . What is the length of the base?
  5. geometry

    how long are the congruent legs of isosceles triangle if its base and altitude to the base are 12cm and 8 cm respectively?
  6. geometry

    The perimeter of right triangle RST is equal to the perimeter of isosceles triangle XYZ. The lengths of the legs of the right triangle are 6 and 8. If the length of each side of the isosceles triangle is an integer. what is the greatest …
  7. Math

    Two isosceles triangles have perimeters of 8 and 15 centimeters, respectively. They have the same base length, but the legs (the non base sides) of the larger triangle are twice as long as the legs of the smaller triangle. For each …
  8. math

    The base of an isosceles triangle is four less than the sum of the lengths of the legs. If the perimeter of the triangle is 44, find the length of the three sides of the triangle.[ Only an algebraic solution will be accepted ]
  9. math

    the legs of an isosceles triangle have lengths x+1 and -x+7. the base has length 3x-3. what is the length of the base?
  10. Math

    In a diagram of an 2 isosceles triangles, where ABC is a big triangle and a ADE, is just inside the top portion of ABC. Isosceles triangle ABC is similar to a isosceles triangle ADE what is the length of DE, which is the base part …

More Similar Questions