2. ## Re: similar triangles help

Originally Posted by vegasgunner
This might not be the most straightforward method, but you can find the area of the trapezoid ABCD. Then note that triangle ABE is similar to triangle FGE.

Can you continue from here?

-Dan

3. ## Re: similar triangles help

did you mean trapezoid AFGB?

4. ## Re: similar triangles help

Hint: Length FG is 3 units in length, and because triangle EAB is similar to triangle EFG, and length AB is 6 units, the scaling factor for the lengths is 2, and thus the scaling factor for the areas is 4.