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Solve for the missing lengths in the sets of similar figures below.

  1.      2 rectangles, A,B,C,D, & J,K,L,M, labeled as follows: side, AB, 12 mm, side, AD, 6 mm, side, JK, labeled, x, side, JM, 10 mm.

    If each pair of shapes is similar, then

    Start to solve for each variable by multiplying both sides of the equation by the lowest common denominator.

    Check your answers!

  1.      Triangle  X, Y, Z , with side X, Z, 39 millimeters, and side, Y, Z, w, millimeters. The second triangle N, O, P, with side N, P, 3 millimeters and side, N, P, 7 millimeters.