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 2 years ago
If triangle TRM ~ Triangle KBV, and the ratio of RM to BV is 2:5, what do you know about the relationship between MT and VK ? Explain.
 2 years ago
If triangle TRM ~ Triangle KBV, and the ratio of RM to BV is 2:5, what do you know about the relationship between MT and VK ? Explain.

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georgeblue22
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Similar triangles have the same ratio for their corresponding sides. Since triangle TRM is similar to triangle KBV, The ratio between MT and VK is also 2:5

Fellowroot
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1I do know that, since Im studying for the GRE that when you see a ratio you can think like this.... 2:5 RM:BV ______ 5RM=2BV

charlotte123
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2but it says the ratio between RM to BV is 2:5?

Fellowroot
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1YES, from that you can get 5RM=2BV trust me, im using this on the GRE problems.

Fellowroot
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1and im a math a physics major

charlotte123
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2im confused nwo :P

Fellowroot
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1hang on, i'll explain

Fellowroot
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1This is a GRE problem right from the book. Say you have a total of 30 coins which are only of pennies and nickles and the pennies and nickles are in a 2:1 ratio. How many pennies would you have?

charlotte123
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2ah see :) so how does this look: Similar triangles have the same ratio for their corresponding sides. Since triangle TRM is similar to triangle KBV, and the ratio of RM to BV is 2:5, then the ratio between MT and VK is also 2:5.

Fellowroot
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1dw:1342500713064:dw

charlotte123
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2but what I wrote, is it also correct? :P

Fellowroot
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1get the ratio and cross multiply to get an equation, use the equation to solve the problem. BUT in your problem we did not know the total length of all the sides in the triangle so it didnt work

Fellowroot
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1The GRE has another way of doing it.....watch....same problem as before but different approach.

charlotte123
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2I know :) but what I wrote is it coorect as well? :)

Fellowroot
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1dw:1342500898820:dw

charlotte123
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2ill make sure to put that in :) but what i wrote is it correct?

charlotte123
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2george is this correct? Similar triangles have the same ratio for their corresponding sides. Since triangle TRM is similar to triangle KBV, and the ratio of RM to BV is 2:5, then the ratio between MT and VK is also 2:5.

Fellowroot
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1what did you write that you want me to see if correct

charlotte123
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2Similar triangles have the same ratio for their corresponding sides. Since triangle TRM is similar to triangle KBV, and the ratio of RM to BV is 2:5, then the ratio between MT and VK is also 2:5. :)

Fellowroot
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1you know, i really dont know, i guess if they are similar then yes, but i really dont have any proof for it and it seems like the question is too easy.

georgeblue22
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Since the two triangles are similar, we did not require the lengths of all the sides of the triangle to show that the ratios are the same. The fact that they are both similar proves it.

georgeblue22
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1And @charlotte123 ,your statement is correct

charlotte123
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2so how did u get the 2:5 ratio from? :P sorry im so confused :(

georgeblue22
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1wasn't it from your question? that was the ratio of a pair of corresponding sides from the two triangles

charlotte123
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2exactly but saying that they have the ratio 2:5 is that like saying that RM and BV r similar 2 mt and vk?

georgeblue22
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1both pairs of sides share the same ratio, not the same length

charlotte123
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2so should I write Similar triangles have the same ratio for their corresponding sides. Since triangle TRM is similar to triangle KBV, and the ratio of RM to BV is 2:5, then the ratio between MT and VK is also 2:5. or Similar triangles have the same ratio for their corresponding sides. Since triangle TRM is similar to triangle KBV then the ratio between MT and VK is also 2:5.

georgeblue22
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1the first explanation is better because it explains where the ratio 2:5 was taken from

charlotte123
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2have a great nite :)
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