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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by jarny View Post
    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!
    I did not try to do the problem but it seems there is not enought infromation. Are you sure that is what they say?
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