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given that figure ABC ~ figure DEF, solve for X and Y.

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    |dw:1328679723287:dw| given that figure ABC ~ figure DEF, solve for X and Y.

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    set up a proportion between the sides. 9/x = y/6 = 5/4 then solve for each y and x

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    Can you explain a little more/

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    ?

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    similar means that corresponding side lengths are proportionate to each other. so set up a proportion between the sides. 5/4, 9/x, y/6 and the ratios are equal to each other because that's basically part of the definition of similar triangles so use what you know (5/4) to solve for your unknowns using basic algebra.

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    I'm gettin that the answer is 7.2 for x and 7.5 for y. is that right?

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    i mean that's what i got. i would hope that they are right lol

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    what answer did you get?

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    lol i said i got the same as you

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    lol sorry and thanks again.

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    no probss. good luck

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