In the diagram below, ∆ABC ~ ∆AED. Homework Help ✎
Solve for x.
Find the perimeter of ∆ADE.
The sides of the triangle are proportional. Write an equation and solve for x.
Because distance cannot be negative, x = 8, not x = −5.
Use your results from part (a) and the Pythagorean Theorem to determine the length of the hypotenuse.