1. ## Similar Figures

Sorry bout the lame drawing.

Need some help with the following please!

I had the task of finding PQ... I made it out at 22.5 - can someone check that?

Alos I'm having trouble finding 'DE' - can anyone help me with that.... or take me through how to get an answer. Thanks!!!

2. Originally Posted by carlito1
Sorry bout the lame drawing.

Need some help with the following please!

I had the task of finding PQ... I made it out at 22.5 - can someone check that?

Alos I'm having trouble finding 'DE' - can anyone help me with that.... or take me through how to get an answer. Thanks!!!
There is something missing, as they stand there is no unique solution to
either

RonL

3. Originally Posted by carlito1
Sorry bout the lame drawing.

Need some help with the following please!

I had the task of finding PQ... I made it out at 22.5 - can someone check that?

Alos I'm having trouble finding 'DE' - can anyone help me with that.... or take me through how to get an answer. Thanks!!!
It looks like the dimensions of the larger figure to the smaller figure are in a ratio (since they are similar) of 36:8. So PQ = (36/8)*5 = 22.5 as you stated.

The length of DE would then be (8/36)*27 = 6.

-Dan

4. Originally Posted by topsquark
It looks like the dimensions of the larger figure to the smaller figure are in a ratio (since they are similar)
Only to the eye of faith.

But it seems likely that was intended, but it should still be stated.

RonL

5. Originally Posted by CaptainBlack
Only to the eye of faith.

But it seems likely that was intended, but it should still be stated.

RonL
I was going by the title of the first post. But you are correct.

-Dan

6. [quote=topsquark;20609]I was going by the title of the first post. But you are correct.

Ahh.. that will teach me to read the subject line. Comes from
too many of them being missleading (at least that's my excuse
for today )

RonL