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11-130.

Two similar triangles are drawn on a piece of paper. The smaller triangle has an area of 600 square mm and the larger triangle had an area of 960 square mm. If the shortest side of the smaller triangle is 26 mm, how long is the shortest side of the larger triangle? Homework Help ✎

It may be helpful to make a sketch so you can better visualize the word problem.

Remember that the (side factor)2 = area factor.

The shortest side of the larger triangle is 32.9 mm.