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tell weather rectangle ABCD and rectangle WXYZ are similar.the opposite sides are equal.

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tell weather rectangle ABCD and rectangle WXYZ are similar.the opposite sides are equal.

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They are similar. Its because they have to be exactly the same for it to be equal and they arent

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\[5/7\neq 12/16\]
so they are not similar. similar means corresponding sides are all in the same ratio

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It does? She is only in the 7th grade.... you learn that definition of similar later

- anonymous

oh so u mean that u cant multiply 5 times somethin to get 7 nd u cant multiply 12 time somethin to get 16 bt if a triange was 2 in the top nd 6 in the bottom nd the other one was 4 on the top and 12 at the bottom then they would be similar right

- anonymous

Oh... okay well nvm then (:

- anonymous

I'm not sure when I learned the mathematical definition of similar, but I think that's what the question wants.
@beauty it doesn't have to do with being able to multiply some integer to get the other side, it just means proportionally all the sides are similar.

- anonymous

so if the sides were 5 and 7, and 10 and 14 you would have
7/5=14/10 so they would be similar

- anonymous

yea cuz 7 times 2 is 4 nd 5 times 2 is ten right

- anonymous

it does have to do with multiplying 7 by something to get 14, and then you have to multiply all the other sides by that same something to get corresponding sides for it to be similar

- anonymous

yep right

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okayso now i get it thanx for your help

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you're welcome

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