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The figure below shows CB = 8, BE = 12, AB = 3x – 1, and DB = 4x + 2.
Triangle ABC is a right triangle with measure of angle ACB equal to 90 degrees. The measure of side CB is 8 and AB is 3 multiplied by x minus 1. D is a point on the left of C on BC extended. A point E is labeled on AB such that DE is perpendicular to AB. Measure of EB is 12 and DB is 4 multiplied by x plus 2
If △ABC ~ △DBE, the value of x is _________
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The figure below shows CB = 8, BE = 12, AB = 3x – 1, and DB = 4x + 2. Triangle ABC is a right triangle with measure of angle ACB equal to 90 degrees. The measure of side CB is 8 and AB is 3 multiplied by x minus 1. D is a point on the left of C on BC extended. A point E is labeled on AB such that DE is perpendicular to AB. Measure of EB is 12 and DB is 4 multiplied by x plus 2 If △ABC ~ △DBE, the value of x is _________
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irishchelscBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
i tried that! but I'm not sure if I'm on the right path :/
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irishchelscBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
i did 12/3x1= 8/4x+2
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timo86mBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
and ;)there is another
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irishchelscBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
alright. I'm lost :(
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timo86mBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
small side / large size= hypotonuse of small side/ hypotonuse of large size
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irishchelscBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Oh! so just switch it around then solve..?
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irishchelscBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
okay. so. 8x 4x+2 which is 3x+16
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irishchelscBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
12 x 3x1 which is 3612
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irishchelscBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
minus 16 on both sides
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timo86mBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
8/12 is 2/3 2/3 = (3*x1)/(4*x+2) With me so far?
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irishchelscBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
okay. so simplify the ratio
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timo86mBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Yup :) 8/12=(3x1)/(4x+2) 2/3 = (3*x1)/(4*x+2) cuzz 8/12 is 2/3 2=3*(3x1)/(4x+2) multiply both sides by 3 to have 2 by itself on the lhs(left hand side) with me stil :)
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irishchelscBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
YYYAAAY! thank youu soo much :DD
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