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Joshua S.

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Find the greatest common factor of 20, 46, and 48. Then find the greatest common factor of m, m^2, and m^6. Multiply the two answers together.   Note that this works because the greatest common factor of AB, CD, and EF is the greatest common factor of A, C, and E multiplied...

I imagine you are referencing the common ratio between similar quadrilaterals as you might find on worksheets such as this: The idea is much like that found for any instance of similarity...



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