# Thread: Ratio of a Triangle

1. ## Ratio of a Triangle

I am having problems finding the ratio of this can someone help me please.

2. Simply set up your equations and solve for the variables:
$\frac{AB}{DE} = \frac{5}{4}$
$\frac{x + 16}{16} = \frac{5}{4}$

$\frac{AC}{DF} = \frac{5}{4}$
$\frac{y + 7}{20} = \frac{5}{4}$

Once you solve for them, figure out what $\frac{x}{y}$ is.

3. ## can i do this

can i write it like 20(16+x)=16(17+y) i think thats how he wants it.

4. ## ratio

how wo9uld i findthe ratio?