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Monique is using similar triangles in her graphic-design project. The triangles are isosceles. One has a base of 5 inches and legs of 7.5 inches. If the other triangle has a base of 14 inches, how long are the legs?

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  1. Since the triangles are similar, you can set up ratios of their corresponding sides.

    solve for x
    x/14 = 7.5/5

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