Daley N.

asked • 08/17/17

A right triangle has a height of 12 and a base of 9. Another triangle which is similar to the first has a height of 9. What is the size of the base.

Can you please help me understand

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Philip P. answered • 08/17/17

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Daley N.

so is base 2= 3/4
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08/17/17

Daley N.

What if you are asked:
A right triangle has a height of 4 and a base of 6. Another triangle which is similar to the first has a base of 10. What is the size of its height?
20/3
15
12/5
5/12
15/2
12/5
 
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08/17/17

Philip P.

base2/base1 = height2/height1
 
6/10 = 4/height1
 
height1 = 4*(10/6) = 20/3
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08/18/17

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