## anonymous one year ago Please help medal for whoever helps me!!!!!! The polygons are similar but not necessarily drawn to scale. Find the value of x

1. anonymous

2. anonymous

Set x - 3 equal to its corresponding side, which is 2.5 The equation will look like x - 3 = 2.5 Solve for x!

3. anonymous

The proportion of the other sides are: $\frac{ 2 }{ 8 } and \frac{ 4 }{ 16 }$

4. anonymous

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5. DanJS

Similar figures means all the sides are in the same proportion, like zooming in or out sort of... so

6. DanJS

$\frac{ x-3 }{ 2.5 }=\frac{ 8 }{ 2 }$

7. DanJS

all corresponding sides

8. DanJS

notice 8/2 = 16/4 = 4