## sarahiii 3 years ago Satellite photography makes it possible to measure the diameter of a hurricane, using similar figures. The illustration shows that a camera’s aperture YX is 35 mm and its focal length WZ is 50 mm. The satellite W holding the camera is 150 miles above the hurricane's center at C. Why is triangle XYZ similar to triangle ABZ? (Hint: You can assume that YX is parallel to AB.) A. AA Similarity Postulate B. SSS Similarity Theorem C. SAS Similarity Theorem

1. sarahiii

Satellite photography makes it possible to measure the diameter of a hurricane, using similar figures. The illustration shows that a camera’s aperture YX is 35 mm and its focal length WZ is 50 mm. The satellite W holding the camera is 150 miles above the hurricane's center at C. Why is triangle XYZ similar to triangle ABZ? (Hint: You can assume that YX is parallel to AB.) A. AA Similarity Postulate B. SSS Similarity Theorem C. SAS Similarity Theorem

2. henkjan

Angle angle - similarity

3. sarahiii

Henkjan: Did you look at my attachment?

4. henkjan

yes

5. sarahiii

So the answer would be A. then?

6. henkjan

Sides are not equal, because the two triangles are not equal, they only have the same shape (though one is much larger than the other)

7. henkjan

yes, I think so

8. sarahiii

AA Similarity Postulate is the best answer?