# help Find WX VW and WY

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this is a geometry question

a line has 5 points..points V W X Y and Z from points V to Z is 52 and 20 between points X and Z. the distance between W and X is X to Y.And finally the distance between X and Y is Y to Z. sorry if this is confusing.

Sep 1st, 2015

We know that the distance from XZ is 20, and that the distance from XY is the same as YZ. Since Y is the only point between X and Z, it means that the distance between XY = 10, YZ = 10.

We also know that the distance from WX is the same as XY. We just found that XY = 10, therefore WX = 10.

Now, since we know that V (the first point) to Z (the last point) is 52. This should be equal to the sum of:

VZ = VW + WX +XY+YZ.

We know that VZ = 52, WX = 10, XY =10 and YZ =10, so:

52 = VW + 10 + 10 +10,

which means that VW must be equal to 22 (so that 22 + 10 + 10 + 10 =52)

Finally WY is the same as the sum:

WY = WX + XY = 10 +10 = 20

WY = 20

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Please let me know if you need any clarification. Always glad to help!
Sep 1st, 2015

Thank you so much. You explained it perfectly. í ½â˜º

Sep 1st, 2015

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