If EB=4y-12 and ED=y+17, fund the value of y. Then find ED, DB, and EB.

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This is a 9th grade geometry question. I'm confused in how to find y. As soon as I know the y value,  I should be able to figure  out the rest. Thank you!

Oct 3rd, 2015

Thank you for the opportunity to help you with your question!

In this case EB = ED.

therefore 4y-12 =y+17

4y-y=17+12

3y=29

y=9.667.

Please let me know if you need any clarification. I'm always happy to answer your questions.
Sep 17th, 2015

Thank you so much for your reply! It makes so much more sense now. :)

That means that ED and EB both equal 26.67 and DB equals 53.3?


Sep 17th, 2015

You dint give the full information about ED and EB , but as long as you have the "y" you can now easily work out . You welcome .

All the best

Sep 17th, 2015

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