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

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Reiny
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 
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eric
ABE and ECD are right triangles. BD is the base straight line and AC is the hypotenuse line intersecting at E.
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