# Similar and Congruent Qns (Help)

• Apr 6th 2013, 06:40 AM
Aroperalta
Similar and Congruent Qns (Help)
Please show me working for: I really need to learn how to solve this kind of questions.
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And,
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• Apr 6th 2013, 08:56 AM
MINOANMAN
Re: Similar and Congruent Qns (Help)
Hey Aro...
first of all you have to revise the following theorem due to Thales a greek Mathematician ..
go here : Intercept theorem - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
in your case 3/1.8 = 3.5 /2.1 i.e 5/3 = 5/3 the ratio are the same...therefore the SEGMENTS AB and DC are parallel..and therefore the triangles ABE and ACD are similar....

the second figure reveals that angle B = angle D and angle A is common for both triangles therefore the angle c wil be equal to the angle E this ensures that these triangles are similar...

revise the similar triangles please go here Similarity (geometry) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

the rest are easy....
• Apr 6th 2013, 04:09 PM
Aroperalta
Re: Similar and Congruent Qns (Help)
I do know how to find which are similar sides and angles.
What i dont know is finding the ratio between the areas at 1 figure.
Need help urgent for:
Bii and 5c