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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

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  1. sarahiii
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    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
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    Angle angle - similarity

  3. sarahiii
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    Henkjan: Did you look at my attachment?

  4. henkjan
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    yes

  5. sarahiii
    • 4 years ago
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    So the answer would be A. then?

  6. henkjan
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    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
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    yes, I think so

  8. sarahiii
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    AA Similarity Postulate is the best answer?

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