anonymous
  • anonymous
Directions; Find DM. (Not sure how to do it)
Mathematics
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anonymous
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Sepeario
  • Sepeario
I apologise if I'm sounding really stupid, but isn't DM just equal to MP?
arindameducationusc
  • arindameducationusc
very easy

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arindameducationusc
  • arindameducationusc
see...
anonymous
  • anonymous
noo you don't sound stupid at all! @Sepeario
arindameducationusc
  • arindameducationusc
equate 2x-4=12, you get x. now put it in MP
Sepeario
  • Sepeario
The two triangles are congruent - hence the corresponding sides must be equal. If DM=MP what does DM equal?
arindameducationusc
  • arindameducationusc
putting in MP, 3(8)/4. Now you can get the answer
Sepeario
  • Sepeario
just saying the two sides are the same aren't they?
Sepeario
  • Sepeario
oh right they want you to find it in units.. yes @arindameducationusc is right then :) so sorry
wolf1728
  • wolf1728
Wouldn't DM^2 = 15^2 - 12^2
anonymous
  • anonymous
So the answer is 6? Because the list of options are confusing me
anonymous
  • anonymous
A. 6 B. 7.5 C. 9 D. 12
wolf1728
  • wolf1728
get the square root of (225 -144)
Sepeario
  • Sepeario
it's not a right angle triangle.
Sepeario
  • Sepeario
wolf1728
  • wolf1728
Yes, I stand corrected :-(
arindameducationusc
  • arindameducationusc
Answer is 6, sure
anonymous
  • anonymous
Thank you for all the help all of you
arindameducationusc
  • arindameducationusc
My pleasure
wolf1728
  • wolf1728
thanks

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