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hhopke

  • one year ago

Solve for y Options: a.) 8 b.) 16

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  1. hhopke
    • one year ago
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    |dw:1435611533966:dw|

  2. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    first solve for the triangle on the very left by using pythagorean theorem a^2 + b^2 = c^2

  3. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    so it would be (2x2) + b^2 = (4x4)

  4. hhopke
    • one year ago
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    I know that the triangles are similar, so we have|dw:1435611675238:dw|

  5. welshfella
    • one year ago
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    or you can use similar triangles the smallest and the largest ( whole ) triangle are similar.

  6. welshfella
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    right 2/4 = 4/y find y

  7. hhopke
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    Oh, you can use a proportion?

  8. welshfella
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    yes corresponding sides of similar triangles are in the same proportion

  9. hhopke
    • one year ago
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    ooookay... Now it makes sense. Thank you so much!

  10. welshfella
    • one year ago
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    yw

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