# Geometry

Two similar triangles have a scale factor of 3 : 5. The altitude of the larger triangle is 24 inches. What is the altitude of the smaller triangle?

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1. multiply the ratio by 24/5 and you have

72/5 : 24
or
14.4:24

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2. 3.4

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3. 14.4

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3/5 • 24/x
3•24= 5•x
72=5x
72/5
14.4

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