One side of a triangle is 18 cm. Inside the triangle, a segment is drawn parallel to the 18-cm side, forming a trapezoid whose area is 1/3 that of the original triangle. Find the length of this segment. Help would be appreciated thanks!

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- March 15th 2007, 04:50 PMjarnygeometry triangle
One side of a triangle is 18 cm. Inside the triangle, a segment is drawn parallel to the 18-cm side, forming a trapezoid whose area is 1/3 that of the original triangle. Find the length of this segment. Help would be appreciated thanks!

- March 15th 2007, 06:30 PMThePerfectHacker