geometry

posted by .

In triangle ABC, DE is parallel to AC. Side AD measures 5.3 units, side DB measures 8.0 units, and DE measures 4.8 units. What is the measure of AC?

  • geometry -

    by similar triangles,

    AC/AB = DE/DB
    AC/(5.3+8.0) = 4.8/8.0
    AC = 7.98

Respond to this Question

First Name
School Subject
Your Answer

Similar Questions

  1. math

    Triangle DEF is similar to triangle PQR. Side DE measures 3, side EF measures 7 and side FD measures 9. Side PQ measures 5x – 25 and side QR measures 6x + 4. Find the value of x.
  2. 6th grade math HELP

    You have a triangle that measures 180 degrees. AB is 4 units. the measure of BC is 5 units. The measure of CD is 12 units. What is the measure of DE and how did you get that answer?
  3. geomerty

    The following triangles, Ä ABC and Ä DEF, are congruent. abc 67.38degree 12cm lenght 22.62degree b5cm,l,13cm Find the lengths of all missing sides and measures of all angles for both triangles. Include correct units with each of …
  4. MATH

    Triangle DEF is similar to triangle PQR. Side DE measures 3, side EF measures 7 and side FD measures 9. Side PQ measures 5x – 25 and side QR measures 6x + 4. Find the value of x.
  5. geometry

    Quadrilateral ABCD is similar to quadrilateral WXYZ. Side BC is 8.6 units in length, side AD is 23.1 units, and side WZ measures 15.8 units. What is the measure of side XY?
  6. math

    Triangle HIJ is similar to triangle LMN. Side LM measures x + 1, side MN measures 2x and side NL measures 3x – 1. Side HI measures 12 and side JH measures 26.4. Find the value of x
  7. Math

    The legs of an isosceles triangle measures 2x^4+2x-1 units. The perimeter of the triangle is 5x^4-2x^3+x-3 units. Write a polynomial that represents the measure of the base of the triangle.
  8. Math

    The legs of an isosceles triangle measures 2x^4+2x-1 units. The perimeter of the triangle is 5x^4-2x^3+x-3 units. Write a polynomial that represents the measure of the base of the triangle.
  9. Geometry

    2 sides of an equilateral triangle measure (y+10) units and (y^2-2) units. If the perimeter of the triangle is 21 units, what is the value of y?
  10. Math

    ∆ABC has the points A(1, 7), B(-2, 2), and C(4, 2) as its vertices. The measure of the longest side of ∆ABC is units. ∆ABC is triangle. If ∆ABD is formed with the point D(1, 2) as its third vertex, then ∆ABD …

More Similar Questions