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charlotte123
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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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charlotte123 Group Title
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
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georgeblue22 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Similar 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
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charlotte123 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
thanks so much :D
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Fellowroot Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
I 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
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charlotte123 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
but it says the ratio between RM to BV is 2:5?
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Fellowroot Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
YES, from that you can get 5RM=2BV trust me, im using this on the GRE problems.
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Fellowroot Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
and im a math a physics major
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charlotte123 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
im confused nwo :P
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Fellowroot Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
hang on, i'll explain
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Fellowroot Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
This 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?
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charlotte123 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
ah 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.
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Fellowroot Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
do like this...
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Fellowroot Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
dw:1342500713064:dw
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charlotte123 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
but what I wrote, is it also correct? :P
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Fellowroot Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
get 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
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Fellowroot Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
The GRE has another way of doing it.....watch....same problem as before but different approach.
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charlotte123 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
I know :) but what I wrote is it coorect as well? :)
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Fellowroot Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
dw:1342500898820:dw
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charlotte123 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
ill make sure to put that in :) but what i wrote is it correct?
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charlotte123 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
george 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.
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Fellowroot Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
what did you write that you want me to see if correct
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charlotte123 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
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. :)
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Fellowroot Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
you 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.
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georgeblue22 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Since 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.
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charlotte123 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
R u sure? :)
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georgeblue22 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
And @charlotte123 ,your statement is correct
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charlotte123 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
so how did u get the 2:5 ratio from? :P sorry im so confused :(
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georgeblue22 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
wasn't it from your question? that was the ratio of a pair of corresponding sides from the two triangles
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charlotte123 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
exactly but saying that they have the ratio 2:5 is that like saying that RM and BV r similar 2 mt and vk?
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georgeblue22 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
both pairs of sides share the same ratio, not the same length
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charlotte123 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
so 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.
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georgeblue22 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
the first explanation is better because it explains where the ratio 2:5 was taken from
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charlotte123 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
thanks so much :D
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georgeblue22 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
you're welcome
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charlotte123 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
have a great nite :)
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