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Ileana
09-11-2005, 01:07 PM
It says
Find the valuess of the variables and the length of the sides.

It shows an isosceles trapezoid ABCD
and it has 2x-2
x+1
2x-7
x-1

What should i do first...

soroban
09-11-2005, 01:41 PM
Hello, Ileana!


Find the valuess of the variables and the length of the sides.

It shows an isosceles trapezoid ABCD
and it has 2x-2, x+1, 2x-7, x-1

What should i do first...
First, describe the isosceles trapezoid for us.
Which two sides are parallel? .Which two sides are equal?

Second, tell us which side is "2x - 2". . AB? .BC? .CD? .DA?


If the four sides are given in order, the problem is impossible.
. . If would mean that: .2x - 2 .= .2x - 7 . or . x + 1 .= .x - 1 . ??