Cemantha 3 years ago If the triangles are similar, which ratio shows the relationship of the area of the larger triangle to the area of the smaller triangle? Two triangles share a vertex. The left triangle has height measuring 24 and base measuring 15. The right triangle has height measuring 8 and base measuring 5. 5:8 6:1 4:1 9:1

1. Cemantha

2. estudier

Well, what do you think the 5 matches up with in the bigger triangle?

3. Cemantha

15

4. estudier

Ratio of 15 to 5?

5. Cemantha

1 to 3

6. estudier

And area varies in the square, do you know what I mean by this?

7. Cemantha

no i dont can you please explain.

8. estudier

OK, if you don't know that, do you know the formula for triangle area?

9. Cemantha

yes its 1/2bh

10. estudier

OK, that is another way to do it, just do that for each triangle and compare the results for your answer.

11. Cemantha

ok . thank you

12. estudier

ur welcome.

13. Cemantha

so it would be 9:1

14. estudier

Yup (3^2)

15. Cemantha

thank you soo much for the help.

16. estudier

Sure, np.