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given RST=NPQ, RT= 7x-5, NQ=5x+11, find the length of RT and NQ
a. 8
b. 51
c. 40
d. 56

please help me

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asked by anahi
  1. I THINK ITS C

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    posted by HEY
  2. 7x-5= 5x+11
    2x = 16
    x = 8

    The answer is A.

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    posted by Hudson
  3. Ok with x = 8
    BUT, it asked for the length of RT and NQ
    if x = 8, RT = 7x-5 = 56 - 5 = 51

    notice that NQ = 5x+11 = 40+11 = 51, the same as required

    So your choice would be b)

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    posted by Reiny

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