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2-51.

Plot triangle with vertices , , and on graph paper. Using the origin as the point of dilation, enlarge it by a factor of (imagine using two rubber bands). Label this new triangle . 2-51 HW eTool (Desmos) Homework Help ✎

  1. What are the side lengths of the original triangle, ΔABC?

    Find AB by using the Pythagorean Theorem. For this triangle, (AC)2 + (CB)2 = (AB)2.

  2. What are the side lengths of the enlarged triangle, ΔABC′?

    Find AB′ by using the Pythagorean Theorem.

    AC′ = 6, BC′ = 8, AB′ = 10

  3. Calculate the area and the perimeter of ΔABC′.

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