LillieMax

A kids’ splash pool and an adults’ pool are shaped like similar triangles. The dimensions of the kids’ pool are one-half of the dimensions of the adults’ pool. If the area of the adults’ pool is 120 square meters, what is the area of the kids’ pool?
12 m2
30 m2
15 m2
20 m2

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Hashir

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Area of triangle = (1/2) * base * height..
Now, kids base = 1/2 adults base ..
and kids ht = 1/2 adults ht..
so can u compare the areas ??

Hashir

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LillieMax

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so the answer would be 30?

Hashir

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yup

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Hashir, try to help in a way that allows the student to find the answer on their own.

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That's a good rule in general, but I say that specifically in this case because Lillie mentioned in chat that she's taking a test.