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A Triangle has sides 4,8,and 11. In a similar triangle the shortest side is 8 and the longest side is x.

a) Write a proportion that models the situation.

b) Solve the proportion for x.

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    8 : y : x = 4 : 8 : 11 , where y is the middle and x is the longest

    for x:

    8/4 = x/11
    4x = 88
    x = 22

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