1. ## Ratio of areas

The ratio of similitude of two similar triangle is 3:5. What is the ratio of their areas?

please have a little help. I don't understand the problem on the term similitude..

thanks

2. ## Re: Ratio of areas

Ratio of similitude refers to the ratio of the corresponding sides in the similar figures in this case the triangles.

Kalyan.

3. ## Re: Ratio of areas

Originally Posted by rcs
The ratio of similitude of two similar triangle is 3:5. What is the ratio of their areas?

please have a little help. I don't understand the problem on the term similitude..

thanks
If you have two similar figures, then you have a scaling factor for the sides, call it k.

Then the scaling factor for the areas is k^2.

4. ## Re: Ratio of areas

Originally Posted by Prove It
If you have two similar figures, then you have a scaling factor for the sides, call it k.

Then the scaling factor for the areas is k^2.

Therefore the areas' ratio will be 9:25 ? Is this correct sir?

5. ## Re: Ratio of areas

Yes, well done