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Dear Jiskha Tutors,

Please help me Understand this. Thank you,

Two triangles are shown. The first triangle has sides x, 6 cm, and 12 cm, and the second triangle has corresponding sides 20 cm, 8 cm, and 16 cm.

The two triangles above are similar.
A. Find X using the ratio of the sides 12 cm and 16 cm: x/20=12/16. Show your work.
B. Find x using the ratio of the sides 6 cm and 8 cm. Show your work.

C.Explain why the answers to (a) and (b) should be the same.

Don't have to tell me the answer, just explain it.

~Thank you,
Foxfrost, 7th grade.

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  1. since corresponding sides are in the same ratio,
    x/20 = 6/8 = 12/16
    They explained it already, and even gave the proportion to solve

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    oobleck
  2. I don't wet it :"<

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