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 one year ago
The two triangles illustrated below are similar. What are the values of x and y?
(picture below)
A. x = 3, y = 53
B. x = 9, y = 53
C. x = 6, y = 53
D. x = 3, y = 106
 one year ago
The two triangles illustrated below are similar. What are the values of x and y? (picture below) A. x = 3, y = 53 B. x = 9, y = 53 C. x = 6, y = 53 D. x = 3, y = 106

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brianAC.
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0dw:1357798005747:dw

lucy4104
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Are they proportional?

completeidiot
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0they are similar so yes they are proportional

syhna
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0the two triangle are similar , then the angles of the smaller triangle is the same with the bigger triangle, so "d" is already not an option now to get the value of y try this proportion 5:30 = x:18

lucy4104
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.05 x 6 =30 X x 6 =18? X=3 angle y would be equivalent to the angle in the second triangle. Kay? >o<

lucy4104
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0And so it would be answer choice A.

mathstudent55
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Yes, A is correct In similar triangle, corresponding angle are congruent, so y = 53 Also, in similar triangle, the lengths of corresponding sides are proportional. You know the ratio 30/5. The other sides must be in the same ratio, so 18/x = 30/5

lucy4104
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0yeah~ because if they really are proportional, the sides would have to be multiplied by the same constant.

lucy4104
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Do you understand? Need more elaboration?
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