ABCD is a square. If one side of the square measures 2x – 5 inches and the other side measures x + 8 inches, find x.

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  1. Square has all sides equal hence
    or 2x-x=8+5 (by subtracting x and adding 5 on both sides)
    Thus x=13 inches.
    Check: 2x13-5=8+13 or 26-5=21.

    posted by mahesh

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