Geometry: Common Core (15th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0133281159
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Chapter 1 - Tools of Geometry - 1-3 Measuring Segments - Practice and Problem-Solving Exercises: 15

Answer

Not congruent

Work Step by Step

To find the length of a segment on a number line, subtract the smaller point from the bigger point. Starting with LN, $L=-8$ and $N=3$. Subtracting the smaller one from the bigger one gives $3-(-8)=3+8=11$. For MQ, M=-3 and Q=12. Subtracting the smaller one from the bigger one gives $12-(-3)=12+3=15$ These segments are not congruent because they have different lengths.
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