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Given thatYM = 3a, MZ = a+2, LM = 18 and XZ = 30, find a in the following diagram

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- September 1st 2009, 10:33 PMrealisticneed help with similar trinagle problem
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Given thatYM = 3a, MZ = a+2, LM = 18 and XZ = 30, find a in the following diagram - September 1st 2009, 11:46 PMeXist
Cause they are similar triangles you can setup a ratio:

Cross multiply: - September 1st 2009, 11:49 PMrealistic
- September 1st 2009, 11:51 PMeXist
Cross multiply from there:

- September 2nd 2009, 12:13 AMrealistic