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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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  1. anonymous
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    Assuming similar triangles, set up a ratio

  2. Hero
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    Well, I realize that they are similar because they're apparently right triangles

  3. anonymous
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    we are setting up a proportion

  4. anonymous
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    yes they are right angles

  5. anonymous
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    Not all right triangles are similar

  6. anonymous
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    they are similar though in this problem

  7. anonymous
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    Well the 160 belongs to the larger triangle, because the hypotenuse is the largest side of a triangle. \[\frac{288}{160}=\frac{144}{x}\]

  8. anonymous
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    okay thanks for the proportion can help me solve it

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