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anonymous
 one year ago
In the figure below, the polygons are similar. Find the value of x and y.
anonymous
 one year ago
In the figure below, the polygons are similar. Find the value of x and y.

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LynFran
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1just by looking at this i can say y=3 and x=4 ...lol

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0are you sure? how did you get that?

LynFran
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1using the Pythagorean c^2=a^2+b^2 let a=6 and b=8 therefore c= sq.rt 36+64 = sq.rt 100 =10

LynFran
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1now looking at dw:1441087660879:dw

LynFran
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1we see that the c which =10 being divided by 2 ...to give our new triangle for our new c ... 10/2 =5

LynFran
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1so we can divide our a by 2 to give 3 and also divide our b by 2 to give 4 so x=4 and y=3 if we use Pythagorean a^2+b^2=c^2 sq.rt 9+16=c sq.rt 25=c 5=c

LynFran
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1ok here a much easier way to do this.. in term of ratio \[\frac{ y }{ 6 }=\frac{ x }{ 8 }=\frac{ 5 }{ 10 }\]so\[\frac{ y }{ 6 }=\frac{ 5 }{ 10 }\]\[\frac{ y }{ 6 }=\frac{ 1 }{ 2 }\]\[y=\frac{ 1 }{ 2 }*6\]\[y=3\]and \[\frac{ x }{ 8 }=\frac{ 5 }{ 10 }\]\[x=\frac{ 1 }{ 2 }*8\]\[x=4\] @pleasehelpme5

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0omg thank you so much can you help me with another problem
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