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Topic: Geometry Proof (Valid Question?)
Replies: 4   Last Post: Sep 10, 2008 9:22 PM

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Dan Cass

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Registered: 12/6/04
Re: Geometry Proof (Valid Question?)
Posted: Sep 5, 2008 10:58 AM
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> > I uploaded this problem as an image file, please
> take
> > a look.
> >
> >

> http://img230.imageshack.us/img230/5353/mathproblemxm4
>

> > .jpg
> >
> > First of all, is this a valid question. Secondly
> > could someone please help me solve this proof.
> >
> > Thanks

>
> The picture seems to mark three segments as equal.
> But clearly BC is longer than DE...
> Please re-do the picture with the correct things
> marked as equal...


OOps me again... My statement assumed that BC and DE were
parallel, which is not marked in the diagram, although
it is drawn as if they are parallel.



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