anonymous
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Geometry, please help!
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anonymous
  • anonymous
An architect planned to construct two similar stone pyramid structures in a park. The figure below shows the front view of the pyramids in her plan but there is an error in the dimensions.
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anonymous
  • anonymous
Which of the following changes should she make to the dimensions to correct her error? a. change the length of side RP to 3 feet b. change the length of side CA to 5 feet c. change the length of side RP to 8 feet d. change the length of side CA to 6 feet
anonymous
  • anonymous
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Hero
  • Hero
@LoveToDance, Have you computed the ratios of the corresponding sides yet?
anonymous
  • anonymous
No, I'm not sure how to solve this.
Hero
  • Hero
Hint: To find the ratios of the corresponding sides of two similar triangles, notice that: RP corresponds to CA PQ corresponds to AB QR corresponds to BC Next compute: \(\frac{RP}{CA}\) \(\frac{PQ}{AB}\) \(\frac{QR}{BC}\)
anonymous
  • anonymous
@Hero Is it B? (change the length of side CA to 5 feet)
Hero
  • Hero
How did you figure it out?
anonymous
  • anonymous
I used ratios haha, thanks!

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