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Q: Geometry Problem ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: Geometry Problem
Category: Reference, Education and News > Homework Help
Asked by: emcheck5-ga
List Price: $5.00
Posted: 28 May 2005 15:22 PDT
Expires: 27 Jun 2005 15:22 PDT
Question ID: 526732
A quadrilateral has sides A, B, C, and D with the following
measurements:  A=4?, B=8?, C=15? and D=15.75?, with sides A and B
being parallel.  A line segment X is drawn from side D to side C which
is perpendicular to side D and divides side D into 2 segments
measuring 10.375? and 5.375?.  What is the length of segment X?

Request for Question Clarification by redhoss-ga on 28 May 2005 20:09 PDT
I have drawn your problem in a CAD program. There are two answers to
your problem depending on which end of "D" you work from. I have both
answers from the layout, but am not going to work the problem out in
trig/geom because I am too lazy. Do you want just the two answers.

Clarification of Question by emcheck5-ga on 29 May 2005 06:18 PDT
Yeah the two answers will be fine.  The line is drawn closest to the side A.
Subject: Re: Geometry Problem
Answered By: redhoss-ga on 29 May 2005 06:33 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hello emcheck5, the length you are looking for is 5.54 inches. Too bad
I can't show you the layout. CAD made a fairly nasty problem very

emcheck5-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
Good answer. just what i was looking for.  Very fast response. Thank you

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