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February 1, 2015

Posted by **c** on Thursday, February 28, 2013 at 6:22pm.

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**Reiny**, Thursday, February 28, 2013 at 9:16pmIf 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

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