Geometry: Common Core (15th Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0133281159
ISBN 13: 978-0-13328-115-6

Chapter 1 - Tools of Geometry - 1-3 Measuring Segments - Practice and Problem-Solving Exercises - Page 24: 29


G can be 8 or -2

Work Step by Step

If $EG=5$, that means G is 5 units away from E. The question tells us that $E=3$. To get a point that is 5 units away, we can add 5 or subtract 5. We have $3+5=8$, or $3-5=-2$.
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