I need help with this question can someone please give a detailed explanation of what exactly to do here?
5 inch line
one is 'x' and the other is x - 2.5 ( 2 1/2 inches shorter than 'x')
added together they have to equal 5 inches
x + x-2.5 = 5 now solve for 'x' and the other segment is x-2.5 inches