Given information about the distance of a segment's midpoint from its endpoints, form and solve an equation in order to find the length of the segment.


K is the midpoint of start overline, J, L, end overline
space, J, K, equals, 5, x, plus, 1 and
space, K, L, equals, 7, x, minus, 3
Find J, L.
  • Your answer should be
  • an integer, like 6
  • a simplified proper fraction, like 3, slash, 5
  • a simplified improper fraction, like 7, slash, 4
  • a mixed number, like 1, space, 3, slash, 4
  • an exact decimal, like 0, point, 75
  • a multiple of pi, like 12, space, p, i or 2, slash, 3, space, p, i