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A ramp represented by segment PQ in the figure below is used to load cargo on a truck. Maya wants to find the length of the ramp.
What is the length of the ramp used?
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Triangle QST ~ Triangle QPR (AAA)
\(\frac{9}{12} = \frac{15}{15+PQ}\)
Solve PQ.
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@Callisto Is it 25?
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Nope, I don't think so.
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\[\frac{9}{12} = \frac{15}{15+PQ}\] 9(15+PQ) = 12x15
Solve from here~
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@Callisto I got PQ=5
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That's what I've got too!
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Oh... wait!
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It should be PS not PQ in the equation..
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\[\frac{9}{12} =\frac{15}{PQ}\]^ This is the right one to solve :(
I'm sorry that I overlooked something !!!
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@Callisto Lol, It's ok, is it PQ=20?
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Yes!
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Thanks!
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Welcome!