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9-74.

The two triangles below are similar. Homework Help ✎

Find

*x*. Show your**strategy**.What is the scale factor (

)? Find the area of each triangle.

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.