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anonymous
 one year ago
Stan is building a rack for his car audio system. He wants the rack to be two similar triangles where one triangle is smaller than the other. He draws the diagram below and notices that segment XY is parallel to segment AC. Also in order to support the rack he must place a support bar that forms a perpendicular bisector with XY and AC. Why is triangle XYZ similar to triangle AZC?
anonymous
 one year ago
Stan is building a rack for his car audio system. He wants the rack to be two similar triangles where one triangle is smaller than the other. He draws the diagram below and notices that segment XY is parallel to segment AC. Also in order to support the rack he must place a support bar that forms a perpendicular bisector with XY and AC. Why is triangle XYZ similar to triangle AZC?

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anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0dw:1442343663473:dw

zepdrix
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1dw:1442343813170:dwOne is supposed to be smaller than the other right? 0_o Maybe we can exaggerate it like this.

zepdrix
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1We need to show they're similar? Hmm

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0they right side is supposed to be smaller. .

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0my mulitple choices are AA SSS SAS SSA

zepdrix
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1dw:1442344180754:dwVertical angles are congruent. So we can at least cross off SSS.

zepdrix
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1dw:1442344285604:dwMaybe we want to be a little more specific and say that these are vertical angles.

zepdrix
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1dw:1442344387863:dwAnd since these two triangles are right triangles, they must have the same third angle.