## kelly226 2 years ago please help? i dont get how 2 do this...:/

1. kelly226

2. AravindG

exactly similiar to previous question!

3. Zelda

By similar it means they have the same angle and shape, just different lengths.

4. AravindG

yep sides will be proportional use that

5. kelly226

but how do i find x and y??

6. Zelda

You know that the ratio of 9:6 = 1.5. So, just multiply the smaller sides by 1.5, or divide the larger ones by 1.5 to get the variables.

7. kelly226

can u please show me how?

8. Zelda

Okay, so you see how, 9/6 = 1.5? That's your scale factor, okay?

9. kelly226

okay

10. Zelda

Now, whats 3.5*1.5? (since you want Z, which is bigger than 3.5, just scaled) So 3.5*1.5 = Z

11. Zelda

Then, for Y, you see how you know that the smaller side similar to y is 6? Then multiply 6*1.5 to get Y. But, since for X you need the smaller side, you divide, so 12/1.5 = X

12. Zelda

Get it kiddo?

13. kelly226

kinda.. what about y?

14. Zelda

I already said that...

15. kelly226

ooohh! lol ok sorry:/ i thought that was 4 x.. sorry..:/

16. kelly226

thank u sooo much!!!!:D

17. Zelda

No problem, your welcome.