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10-54.

In the diagram at right, has radius feet and has radius feet. is tangent to both and . If feet, find .  

Think about how the radius of will affect .
How will the radius of affect ?

After finding the lengths of  and , find lengths of the remaining sides.

 

because and and by the definition of a tangent.

Use Pythagorean Theorem to find the last side.

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