# SOLUTION: Two secants are drawn to a circle from an external point. The external secant length on the first secant is 12 and the internal segment length is 3X+1. The external secant length

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 Question 67204: Two secants are drawn to a circle from an external point. The external secant length on the first secant is 12 and the internal segment length is 3X+1. The external secant length on the second secant is 15 and the internal segment length is 3X-1. Solve for x to determine the lengths of the two internal segments of the secants.Answer by cassiroberts(11)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!12=3x+1 minus 1 from both sides to get 11=3x then you divide 3 from both sides to get x=11/3 15=3x-1 add 1 to both sides to get 14=3x then you divide 3 from both sides to get x=14/3