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The table shows regulation distances between hurdles in women's and men's races. In both the women's and men's events, the race consists of a straight track with 10 equally spaced hurdles.

Event | Distance of Race | Distance from Start to First Hurdle | Distance Between Hurdles | Distance from Last Hurdle to Finish |
---|---|---|---|---|

Women's | $100 \mathrm{~m}$ | $13.00 \mathrm{~m}$ | $8.50 \mathrm{~m}$ | |

Men's | $110 \mathrm{~m}$ | $13.72 \mathrm{~m}$ | $9.14 \mathrm{~m}$ |

Find the distance from the last hurdle to the finish line for the men's race.

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1 of 3Let $x$ be the distance, in meters, from the last hurdle to the finish line. Represent the race as a segment as shown.

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