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Homework Help: Gr. 9 Math (continued)

Posted by olav on Sunday, December 12, 2010 at 1:58pm.

I don't see a problem but I will rewrite the structure.

Make two rectangles attached together.

Call the first rectangle ABHG (AG top, BH bottom).

Call the second rectangle GHCD (HC top, GD bottom).

Draw a horizontal line from line AB to line GH and name the points E on line AB and F on line GH.

example:

A----G-------------D
|.........|..................|
|.........|..................|
E----F..................|
|.........|..................|
|.........|..................|
|.........|..................|
|.........|..................|
B----H-------------C

Rectangles AEFG, EBHF and GHCD are similar.

The length of AE is 4cm.
The length of EB is 9cm.

What is the area of rectangle GHCD ?
What are the lengths of HC and EF ?

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