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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, A B, 12 mm, side, A D, 6 mm, side, J K, labeled, x, side, J M, 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, side, X Z, labeled 39 millimeters, side, Y, Z, labeled small letter w, triangle, N O P, side, N, P, labeled 3 millimeters, side, O P, 7 millimeters.