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The figure shows a person estimating the height of a tree by looking at the top of the tree with a mirror. Assuming that both the person and the tree form right angles with the ground, which of the following proportions can be used to estimate the height of the tree? http://media.apexlearning.com/Images/201307/01/10b5668b-b27b-4e65-9ca7-33da09bbddd0.JPG A. h/5=12/6 B. h/1=6/5 C.h/6=5/12 D.h/5=6/12

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  1. welshfella
    • one year ago
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    the 2 triangles formed are similar so correspond sides are in the same proportion

  2. welshfella
    • one year ago
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    for example 5 in the small triangle corresponds to 12 in the large one

  3. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    so its C

  4. welshfella
    • one year ago
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    what side in the large triangle corresponds to 6 in the small one?

  5. welshfella
    • one year ago
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    yes

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