i need help with my geometry hw! please help!

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i need help with my geometry hw! please help!

Postby freshman.in.need » Tue Aug 24, 2010 11:42 pm

this is the problem i have and my teacher said we are supposed to use the segment addition postulate...

(2x+10)+(x-4)=21


do i do like terms first or what??? help PLEASE! :confused:

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Postby stapel_eliz » Wed Aug 25, 2010 10:47 am

freshman.in.need wrote:this is the problem i have and my teacher said we are supposed to use the segment addition postulate...

What does that postulate say? (Unfortunately, geometry terms, after thousands of years, do not yet seem to have been standardized, so I don't want to assume or guess at anything. Please let me know what your book says.)

freshman.in.need wrote:(2x+10)+(x-4)=21

do i do like terms first...?

That is usually the first step. So rearrange to get 2x + x + 10 - 4 = 21, simplify, and proceed from there. :wink:

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