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9-74.

Try finding the scale factor between the two corresponding sides that are given and solve for x.

Another way to solve for x is to create a proportion.
One possible proportion is shown below.

x = 6 cm

Use the formula for area of a triangle:

What is the scale factor between the larger triangle and the smaller triangle? Find the ratio between corresponding sides.

Scale factor matches proportion.