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Two triangles Consider triangles ABC and ADE at right. Give a convincing argument why . Then use what you know about similar triangles to complete each of the following ratios for the triangles. Homework Help ✎

  1. Notice that y and x are the longer and shorter legs of .

    Remember that and are similar, which means their sides are proportional.

  2. Notice that both n and y are the short legs in both triangles