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If the figure above is a square, what must be the value of x?

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If the figure above is a square, what must be the value of x?

(A) 7
(B) 7/2
(C) 7/3
(D) 1
(E) 1/3

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If the above figure is a square, the sides are equal.

From the above diagram, 2x - 3 = x + 4
Solving for x, x = 7(Option A)

To cross check, if x=7, 2x-3 = x+4 = 11(which is the side of the square)
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If the figure above is a square, what must be the value of x?

(A) 7
(B) 7/2
(C) 7/3
(D) 1
(E) 1/3

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A square’s length and width are equal. Thus, we have:

2x - 3 = x + 4

x = 7

Answer: A
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Bunuel wrote:
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If the figure above is a square, what must be the value of x?

(A) 7
(B) 7/2
(C) 7/3
(D) 1
(E) 1/3

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\(2x - 3 = x + 4\)

\(x = 7\), answer will be (A)
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