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Between the two parallel lines M and N in the figure above, there are

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Between the two parallel lines M and N in the figure above, there are two parallel segments of length 6 that overlap by 2. If the two simlarly placed parallel segments of length overlap by x, then x =

(A) 4
(B) 5
(C) 6
(D) 8
(E) 10

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01 Aug 2017, 12:21
The total distance between line M and N is 6+6-2 = 10, we subtract 2 because we don't count the overlap.

Now that we know the total distance, we can similarly say that 9+9-x=10 => 18-x=10 => x=8

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