# Geometry help w/ triangles?

Segment EG bisects triangle DEF. Angle DEG is 7 x + 9 and angle FEG is 3 x + 17.. what is x.

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- danjlil_43515Lv 41 decade ago
The definition of bisecting an angle means that you are dividing the angle in half. So set these two angles equal to each other and solve for x.

7 x + 9 = 3 x + 17

4 x = 8

x = 2

- Anonymous1 decade ago
since EG is the bisector both angles are equal

7x + 9 = 3x +17

7x - 3x= 17- 9

4x = 8

x = 2

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