anonymous
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Karen is using an indirect method to prove that segment DE is not parallel to segment BC in the triangle ABC shown. She starts with the assumption that segment DE is parallel to segment BC. Which inequality will she use to contradict the assumption? 6:2 ≠ 7:10 6:8 ≠ 7:10 6:7 ≠ 2:7 6:2 ≠ 3:2
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anonymous
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cwrw238
  • cwrw238
if DE is parallel to BC then triangles ABC and ADE are similar and corresponding sides will be in same ratio ie AE: AC will be equal to AD: AB this should help
anonymous
  • anonymous
whoa ok thanks :)

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cwrw238
  • cwrw238
your welcome
anonymous
  • anonymous
wait would it be the last one then ????
cwrw238
  • cwrw238
no: AD = 6 and AB = 8
anonymous
  • anonymous
oh ok
cwrw238
  • cwrw238
so is it the second one?
anonymous
  • anonymous
yes
cwrw238
  • cwrw238
right
cwrw238
  • cwrw238
so - you see the inner and outer triangles cannot be similar because the sides are not in same ratio
anonymous
  • anonymous
yes i do
anonymous
  • anonymous
2nd one is 100% correct c:

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