Elementary Geometry for College Students (6th Edition)

Published by Brooks Cole
ISBN 10: 9781285195698
ISBN 13: 978-1-28519-569-8

Chapter 4 - Test - Page 207: 4



Work Step by Step

Opposite sides of a parallelogram are congruent. Therefore, $RS=VT$ (ignore the information for side $ST$). $RS=VT$ Substitute in known lengths... $4(x-2)=3x-1$ Distribute the four... $4x-8=3x-1$ Subtract $3x$ from both sides... $x-8=-1$ Add eight to both sides... $x=7$
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