Triangle problem

May 2010
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What is the value of x?
A) 4.0
B) 5.3
C) 9.0
D) 10.2

How do I find the answer?
 

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Since they are similar, use a proportion:

\(\displaystyle \frac{6}{5}=\frac{x}{8.5}\)

solve for x.
 
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May 2010
13
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Since they are similar, use a proportion:

\(\displaystyle \frac{6}{5}=\frac{x}{8.5}\)

solve for x.
I thought I was supposed to use a proportion, but I got confused on which sides corresponded with which. You're a godsend!