A triangle has sides whose lengths are 5, 12, and 13. A similar triangle could have sides with lengths of

(1) 3, 4, and 5 (3) 7, 24, and 25

(2) 6, 8, and 10 (4) 10, 24, and 26

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- Sep 27th 2008, 09:54 PMmagentaritaSimilar Triangles
A triangle has sides whose lengths are 5, 12, and 13. A similar triangle could have sides with lengths of

(1) 3, 4, and 5 (3) 7, 24, and 25

(2) 6, 8, and 10 (4) 10, 24, and 26

- Sep 27th 2008, 10:01 PMo_O
A similar triangle would have sides that are in proportion to your original one, that is, the

**ratio**of each of the 3 sides and each of the original 3 sides should all be equal. For example, a triangle with sides 3, 4, 5 and a triangle with sides 6, 8, 10 are similar triangles since: $\displaystyle \frac{6}{3} = \frac{8}{4} = \frac{10}{5}$.

Which of your triangles fit the description? - Sep 28th 2008, 06:45 AMmagentaritaThen...
- Sep 28th 2008, 07:26 AMo_O
Yes, that is the essence of proportionality.

- Sep 28th 2008, 09:22 PMmagentaritagot it.............