max1409 one year ago Stephen is making a map of his neighborhood. He knows the following information: The distance from his home to the park is 10 blocks The distance from his home to his friend's house is 15 blocks The distance from the grocery store to his home is 9 blocks

1. max1409

2. max1409

Stephen wants to use the Side-Angle-Side Similarity Theorem to determine the triangles are similar. Which other distance does he need to know? The distance from the bus stop to the grocery store is 3 blocks The distance from the bus stop to his home is 6 blocks The distance from the grocery store to his friend's house is 8 blocks The distance from the park to his friend's house is 5 blocks

3. max1409

so park to bust stio

4. max1409

but its not one of the choices

5. max1409

but bust stop to park is not a choice

6. Zale101

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7. Zale101

Okay, now which one does he need to know?

8. Zale101

The big triangle has it's two sides figured out, but the small triangle has only one side figured out.

9. Zale101

Which distance of the small triangle that we need to find?

10. max1409

home to park?

11. Zale101

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12. Zale101

But Stephen already solved for home to park and he got 10 blocks.

13. max1409

The distance from the bus stop to the grocery store is 3 blocks

14. max1409

i am taking a wild guess

15. Zale101

Ehh, not right because we are dealing with similar triangles. The big triangle, which is the whole thing, and the small triangle that is inside.

16. Zale101

Any ideas?

17. max1409

let me take 1 more educated guess one sec

18. Zale101

Hint: Look at the small triangle |dw:1442366994087:dw|

19. max1409

The distance from the bus stop to his home is 6 blocks

20. Zale101

Yes.

21. max1409

thx i realized it inside the small triangle

22. max1409

are you up for 1 more question or are you done? i will post another question

23. Zale101

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