Examine the diagram at right.
Are the triangles in this diagram similar? Justify your answer using similarity transformations.
and separately. Which angles are congruent?
What is the relationship between
and ? Between and ? Between and ?
with . How are these lengths related? If the triangles are similar,
then this relationship will be true for the other pairs of corresponding sides.
units and units, what is ?
Add the lengths to your diagram from part (a). If
, what is ?
Use the Pythagorean Theorem to calculate the unknown side length.