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  1. #1
    Jul 2010

    Relative Triangles

    Here is the maths question diagram I made: Tri Tri by ~benjaminpott on deviantART

    I have absolutely no idea how to find y let alone prove if they are congruent.

    Any help would be amazing!


    I know the lines in the diagram do not look paralell, but they are meant to be.
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    Senior Member eumyang's Avatar
    Jan 2010
    When you say that the lines are parallel, do you mean this?

    Relative Triangles-similartriangles.jpg

    If so, then just use a proportion:
    \frac{y}{3.7} = \frac{1.7}{6.4}
    ... and solve for y.
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