OpenStudy (ricardo_guzman129489):

Given that AC is 22 inches, BD is 18 inches, and BZ is 10 inches find the length of XY. (Round to the nearest tenth.)

2 years ago
OpenStudy (kiwibyrd):

i think we need a picture to go along with this

2 years ago
OpenStudy (ricardo_guzman129489):

ohh here is the picture link : https://cds.flipswitch.com/tools/asset/media/472713

2 years ago
OpenStudy (kiwibyrd):

we need to set up a proportion

2 years ago
OpenStudy (kiwibyrd):

the middle line is 18 inches across. on the left triangle, it's 10 inches, and so that means the right triangle is 8 inches

2 years ago
OpenStudy (kiwibyrd):

8/10 = x/22 x represents line segment XY

2 years ago
OpenStudy (kiwibyrd):

solve for x !

2 years ago
OpenStudy (ricardo_guzman129489):

Okay thank you so much for your help :)

2 years ago
OpenStudy (ricardo_guzman129489):

Hey @kiwibyrd so I got 17.6 and then it's telling me to round it to the nearest tenth so is it going to be 17.6?

2 years ago
OpenStudy (kiwibyrd):

yes

2 years ago