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September 3, 2014

September 3, 2014

Posted by **megan** on Sunday, May 6, 2007 at 6:40pm.

I dont understand how to figure this one out!?

draw a diagram to find that the result is 2 similar triangles. one side of the bigger triangle is 4, and the same side of the smaller triangle is 2, so there is a 2 to 1 ratio between the triangles. you know that the bottoms of both triangles add up to 3. if there is a 2 to 1 ratio, the larger triangle's side is 2 and the smaller triangle's side is 1. use pythagorean theorem to find the hypotenuse of both triangles, (5 and root 5) and add them together

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