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ashley_fay
 3 years ago
Find the value of x
ashley_fay
 3 years ago
Find the value of x

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anonymous
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0triangle CDE is similar to BAC. Therefore you just use proportions.

anonymous
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0\[\frac{ 42 }{ 6 }=\frac{ x }{ 32x }\] Solve for x.

anonymous
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I'm not sure if there's more to the question, but if there is and you're learning similarity, then it's certain that's what you should do. But if not, then it's a doozy. I will have to take another look at it later.

ashley_fay
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0it just says to round your answer to two decimal places. thanks for the help

anonymous
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0@ashley_fay Are you learning similarity at school?

ashley_fay
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0i was earlier but that was at the beginning of the unit and i kind of forgot about it.

anonymous
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0What topic is this on? When you got these questions, what topic is this?

ashley_fay
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0studying for the unit quiz

anonymous
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0That doesn't give me a clue what topic you're learning when you got these questions.

ashley_fay
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0ummm Geometry?? well the practice is a review over the whole unit soo thats why i said that but before this practice i was learning about trigonometric ratios

anonymous
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Does the question just say find the value of x. Is there more to it? Does the image have any parallel lines or angles involved?

ashley_fay
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0it says: Given that triangle ABC~triangle DEC, Find the value of x. If necessary round your answer to two decimal points

ashley_fay
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0i put the same exact image on here

anonymous
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0See, you only gave "solve for x instead of the whole question word for word. That's just leaving out vital information.

anonymous
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0So I was correct. Read what I wrote above and solve for x.

RadEn
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0does the line of BC perpendicular with line CE ?? is there sign right angles there ??

RadEn
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0if yes, use the similarity property and we get the proportion : x/6 = 42/(32x) solve for x

RadEn
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0@Azteck, which triangles were similar ? i think u take incorrect proportion ?

RadEn
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0so, x/6 = 42/(32x) , simplify x(32x) = 6(42) 32xx^2 = 6(42) x^2  32x + 6(42) = 0 (x14)(x18) = 0 solve for x by take the zeroes each terms .. (there are 2 x's are possible)

anonymous
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0ABC is similar to DEC...Angle B is equal to angle E.

anonymous
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Angle A is equal to Angle D....

anonymous
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Angle C is equal to Angle C....

anonymous
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0You got it wrong @RadEn

RadEn
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0can u give some reason that angle C is equal to angle C, while the measure of angle C is not known :P

RadEn
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0but if u look my diagram, in triangle ABC exactly : mACB + mABC = 90 or alpha + mABC = 90 degrees or mABC = 90alpha ... (1) mACB + mBCE + mDCE = 180 or mACB + 90 + mDCE = 180 (supplement angles) mACB + mDCE = 18090 mACB + mDCE = 90 alpha + mDCE = 90 mDCE = 90  alpha ... (2) (1) = (2), that's why mABC = mDCE

anonymous
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Look at your angles...Your angles are muddled up. How do you know that EDA is 90 degrees. That's your assumption. The question only gave a statement saying that there two triangles which are similar. It doesn't say "the angle is 90 degrees, etc. You will instantly be incorrect if you don't abide to the quesiton and create something out of thin air...

anonymous
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0"can u give some reason that angle C is equal to angle C, while the measure of angle C is not known :P " This is where the top students know what to do. They use there brain and the question to their advantage. the question says "Given that triangle ABC~triangle DEC, Find the value of x. If necessary round your answer to two decimal points " Now here's the trick, I will draw it for you.

anonymous
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0dw:1359925509626:dw Each angle corresponds wiht the other angle in relation to where they are put in order. If it was ACB is similar to DEC, then Angle C is equal to angle E.

anonymous
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0These are very minor things that place the average students and talented students in different positions. That's something you should know.
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