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Squirrel02
 3 years ago
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
Squirrel02
 3 years ago
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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Squirrel02
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1dw:1358972425152:dw

goxenul
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1dw:1358972796036:dw Use the fact, that in a right triangle, sum of two acute angles is also 90degrees.

goxenul
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1So you calculate all the angles like that and then, of course, triangles are similar when they have all the same angles.

Squirrel02
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Okay...so angles M and L are congruent and angles M and J are congruent.

goxenul
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Which angle M? There are three, actually.

Squirrel02
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1dw:1358973172740:dw These are the three triangles, right?

goxenul
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Yes, 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.

Squirrel02
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Yes, 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

goxenul
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1So what would your answer be?

Squirrel02
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1The last one; JKM ~ MKL ~ MJL.

goxenul
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1The last one should be JML, actually. :)

Squirrel02
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1In the diagram, right?
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