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mayankdevnaniBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
@Emily778 do you know what is Thales Theorem???
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mayankdevnaniBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
thales theorem states that \[\huge \frac{AP}{PB}=\frac{AQ}{QC}\]
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mayankdevnaniBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
where AP=8,PB=32,AQ=x and QC=36.
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jim_thompson5910Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
the two triangles are similar, so you can say 8/(32+8) = x/(36+x) solve for x
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mayankdevnaniBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
can you solve it @Emily778
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mayankdevnaniBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
\[\huge \frac{8}{32}=\frac{x}{36}\] Can you solve for x???
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Emily778Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
or..Do I cross multiply?
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jim_thompson5910Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
8/(32+8) = x/(36+x) 8/40 = x/(36+x) 8(36+x) = 40x ... ... ... x = ??
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ganeshie8Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
left side you see, 8 is 4 times lees than 32 so right side, 9 has to 4 times less than 36. 9 works.
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