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# What is the value of y?

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What is the value of y? Nov 4, 2017

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This triangle is isosceles   with  AB  = AC  ....so....the angles opposite these sides are also =

So  angle   (5x)°  = 40...so these two angles sum to 80°

So...this means that    2y + 20  must = 100

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2y =  80

So....y  =  40   Nov 4, 2017

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The sum of angles in a triangle adds up to 180 degrees. So we can subtract 60 to get 120 = 5x + 2y. Now we need to solve for y. Y is on the same side of the equation as x, so we need to move the x by subtracting 5x. Then we have 2y = 120 - 5x. Last, we need to divide by 2, as that is the coefficient of y. Now, we have y = 60 - 2.5x.

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This triangle is isosceles   with  AB  = AC  ....so....the angles opposite these sides are also =

So  angle   (5x)°  = 40...so these two angles sum to 80°

So...this means that    2y + 20  must = 100

So

2y =  80

So....y  =  40   CPhill Nov 4, 2017
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Cool! I didn't even see the fact the triangle was isosceles! I grant you one wish. (∩ ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)⊃━☆

helperid1839321  Nov 4, 2017
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OK.....I'll have to think a bit about that....!!!!!!   Nov 4, 2017