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 Question 79874: I have been helping my son with his homework and I myself need help w/ this problem. Points X,Y, and Z are collinear, w/ point X between points Y and Z. If XY = 14.8 and YZ = 18.2, find XZ. Thank you for the help. Angela Found 2 solutions by checkley75, Earlsdon:Answer by checkley75(3666)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!y--------x--------z |-14.8---| |-------18.2------| 18.2-14.8=3.4 for the distance between x&z. Answer by Earlsdon(6294)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!From the description of the problem, XZ = YZ-XY, so XZ = 18.2 - 14.8 = 3.4