anonymous
  • anonymous
there are two triangles one leg is 160m in the first triangle. In the Second it is h. The hypothenus is 144. the other is 288. What is the h on the smaller triangle?
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anonymous
  • anonymous
Assuming similar triangles, set up a ratio
Hero
  • Hero
Well, I realize that they are similar because they're apparently right triangles
anonymous
  • anonymous
we are setting up a proportion

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anonymous
  • anonymous
yes they are right angles
anonymous
  • anonymous
Not all right triangles are similar
anonymous
  • anonymous
they are similar though in this problem
anonymous
  • anonymous
Well the 160 belongs to the larger triangle, because the hypotenuse is the largest side of a triangle. \[\frac{288}{160}=\frac{144}{x}\]
anonymous
  • anonymous
okay thanks for the proportion can help me solve it

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