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Challenge! Ready? What similarity statement can you write relating the three triangles in the diagram? http://assets.openstudy.com/updates/attachments/55add702e4b071e6530cdb57-lollygirl217-1437458025655-as.jpg

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  1. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    This one is really easy~~

  2. mathstudent55
    • one year ago
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    In a right triangle, when the altitude is drawn to the hypotenuse, the three triangles formed are similar.

  3. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    Indeed.

  4. anonymous
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    Ignore this

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  5. anonymous
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    anyone?

  6. mathstudent55
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    triangle ABC ~ triangle ADB ~ triangle BDC

  7. anonymous
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    That is not right

  8. mathstudent55
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    There are 6 correct ways of writing a similarity statement between two triangles. I wrote one that is correct. There are 5 more correct ones. Just because mine is not the one you expected, it does not mean it's incorrect.

  9. anonymous
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    True; but it has to be the one that I posted. Did you look at my shape?

  10. anonymous
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    It has to relate to those letters

  11. mathstudent55
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    You are missing the point. With any two given similar triangles, you can write the similarity statement 6 different ways, and they are all correct. The similarity statement I wrote is correct for the figure you posted in the problem. There are 5 more that are also correct. I wrote a similarity statement relating the three triangles as the problem above asked for. I didn't use x or y or the numbers because that is for a proportion of side lengths. That is not what the problem asks for.

  12. anonymous
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    There is one answer and that is not it; that's all I have to say.

  13. triciaal
    • one year ago
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    IGH = HGF=IHF = means similar

  14. anonymous
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    That is not in the right order

  15. triciaal
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    what @mathstudent55 has is correct.

  16. triciaal
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    the question is not specific enough if you are expecting one particular answer.

  17. anonymous
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    I am expecting one.

  18. triciaal
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    do you want the values of x and y?

  19. anonymous
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    What he is saying is correct so far

  20. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    No. What sides are congruent to one another?

  21. anonymous
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    What similarity statement can you write relating the three triangles in the diagram?

  22. anonymous
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    It really isn't that hard. It's either going to begin with GHF or HIF

  23. anonymous
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    or GFH

  24. mathstudent55
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    Oh, I see. I used the triangles in the other figure. Why did you post a figure that is not part of this problem?

  25. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    I am going to use that for a different question.....I did say to ignore it on top of the pic. Sorry if that threw you off

  26. mathstudent55
    • one year ago
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    Ok, for the figure with triangle FHI, etc. this is the similarity statement: triangle FHI ~ triangle FGH ~ triangle HGI

  27. mathstudent55
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    Of course, that is one of 6 possible correct similarity statements.

  28. anonymous
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    And there is one correct answer for this.

  29. mathstudent55
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    No, there are 6 correct answers.

  30. anonymous
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    I get what you are saying but there is one that I am looking for.

  31. mathstudent55
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    GHF ~ GIH ~ HIF

  32. anonymous
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    Correct!

  33. mathstudent55
    • one year ago
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    Wow, I feel so honored that you approve. Thanks, and thanks for the medal.

  34. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    No prob!

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