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  • one year ago

The two triangles below are similar. What is the similarity ratio of ΔABC to ΔDEF? Triangle ABC is shown with AC measuring 4 and BC measuring 5. Triangle DEF is shown with side DF measuring 2. 2:1 1:2 2:5 5:2

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  1. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    @mathmate

  2. anonymous
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    @sourwing

  3. mathmate
    • one year ago
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    Can you start by drawing the two triangles and marking the lengths on them, please?

  4. anonymous
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    okay i did @mathmate

  5. mathmate
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    Oh, I thought you draw it here!

  6. anonymous
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    oh so u want a picture of the problem?? @mathmate

  7. mathmate
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    Yes, drawn by you! |dw:1437340712467:dw| add the side lengths

  8. mathmate
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    |dw:1437341176847:dw| So I completed the drawing, and I am sure you would be able to finish the problem with what you have learned about similar triangles.

  9. mathmate
    • one year ago
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    By the way, scale factor is the size of image divided by the size of the preimage.

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