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Home > MC2 > Chapter 11 > Lesson 11.3.1 > Problem 11-82


The two triangles below are similar.

  1. Find the area of each triangle.

    Area A
    Area B

  2. What 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?

  3. 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?