geometry
posted by eric .
AC and BD are straight lines, EB=16, DE=24, BC=10. What is the length of AD

not enough information.
Are AC and BD on the same straight line?
Are AC and BD parallel lines?
I drew AC and BD as two nonparallel distinct lines and the problem made no sense 
ABE and ECD are right triangles. BD is the base straight line and AC is the hypotenuse line intersecting at E.