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nerdyotter
 one year ago
a) Why is triangle OBG similar to triangle OTE?
nerdyotter
 one year ago
a) Why is triangle OBG similar to triangle OTE?

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DanJS
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0They will be similar when the corresponding sides of the triangles are in equal proportions...

DanJS
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0\[\frac{ OB }{ OT }=\frac{ OG }{ OE } = \frac{ BG }{ TE }\]

DanJS
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Length of smaller triangle over big triangle length is always the same fraction

mathstudent55
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Segments BG and TE are shown to be parallel. That makes angle OBG and OTE congruent, and also angles OGB and OET congruent (by corresponding angles of parallel lines and a transversal). Since you have two triangles with two pairs of corresponding congruent angles, by AA Similarity, the triangles are similar.
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