Posted by c on Thursday, February 28, 2013 at 6:22pm.
triangle abc is similar to def, the lengths of the sides of triangle abc is 5,8,11. what is the length of the shortest side of triangle def if its perimeter is 60?

geometry  Reiny, Thursday, February 28, 2013 at 9:16pm
If similar, then their sides are in the same ratio, so ..
let the sides of triangle DEF be
5x , 8x, and 11x
5x + 8x + 11x = 60
24x = 60
x = 60/24 = 2.5
so the shortest side is 5x = 5(2.5) = 12.5
Answer This Question
Related Questions
 geometry  Triangle ABC is similar to triangle DEF. The sides of ABC are 5,8 and...
 Math (Geometry)  The perimeter of right triangle ABC is equal to the perimeter ...
 geometry  In similar triangles ABC and DEF, corresponding sides AB and DE equal...
 geometry  In the accompanying diagram, triangle ABCis similar to triangle DEF...
 geometry  "Triangle DEF is similar to triangle ABC, and the length of side DE ...
 Math  If triangle ABC is similar to triangle DEF and the perimeter of ABC is 4 ...
 Math that needs an answer in the next 510 min!!!  Triangle ABC is similar to ...
 geomerty  The following triangles, Ä ABC and Ä DEF, are congruent. abc 67....
 math  if triangle ABC is similar to triangle DEF and the scale factor is 3, ...
 Algebra  Triangles ABC and DEF are similar. Find the area of triangle ABC. ...
More Related Questions