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I have tried figuring this out, but I really need help. What similarity statement can you write relating the three triangles in the diagram? They are all triangles. o Triangle JMK ~ MLK ~ JLM o Triangle JMK ~ LMK~ JLM o Triangle JLM ~ MLK ~ JKM o Triangle JKM ~ MKL ~ MJL

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    |dw:1358972425152:dw|

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    |dw:1358972796036:dw| Use the fact, that in a right triangle, sum of two acute angles is also 90degrees.

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    So you calculate all the angles like that and then, of course, triangles are similar when they have all the same angles.

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    Okay...so angles M and L are congruent and angles M and J are congruent.

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    Which angle M? There are three, actually.

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    |dw:1358973172740:dw| These are the three triangles, right?

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    Yes, they are similar. But I see that in your question, you need to write vertices in correct order, so that for example, when you have ABC ~ DEF, then angle A in triangle ABC is the same as angle D in triangle DEF, angle B in ABC is the same as E in DEF and so on.

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    Yes, so be turning one of the triangles around so that they appear to be in the same order it would look like this I believe. |dw:1358973468634:dw|

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    So what would your answer be?

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    The last one; JKM ~ MKL ~ MJL.

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    Thanks a lot! :)

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    The last one should be JML, actually. :)

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    I understand. :)

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    In the diagram, right?

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