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11-82.

The two triangles below are similar.

Find the area of each triangle.

Area A

Area BWhat is the scale factor for the side lengths of the two triangles?

Find the ratio between one of the pairs of

corresponding sides for the two triangles.Use

or . What do you get after simplifying?

What is the ratio of the areas (

)? How is this ratio related to the ratio you found in part (b)? How can you change the scale

factor to get this area ratio?