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# find the height

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Find the height of the line with the question mark ! Feb 4, 2021

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The Answer must be 4, as the top of the line with the question mark is half of the side with length 8.

1/2 x 8 =4

Hope that helps!!! :)

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Feb 4, 2021
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Let A  be  the top left  vertex of the  figure

B =the bottom left vertex of the  figure

C = the  bottom right  vertex

D = top right  vertex

E  = the intersection of the diagonals

FE  = the  height we are looking for

Note  that triangle ABE  is similar to  triangle  CDE

So   the  altitude of  ABE  to the altitude of   CDE  =12 : 8

Therefore   BF  = (12)/ (12 + 8) BC  =  (12/20) BC

So  FC  =  (8/20) BC

And  triangle ABC  is similar to triangle  EFC

So

AB / BC   =  EF /FC

12 / BC  = EF / FC

12/ BC  =  EF /  [( 8/20) BC]

12 =  EF / (8/20)

12  (8/20)   = EF

96/20  = EF   =  24/5  =  4.8    =  ?   Feb 4, 2021
#3
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Oh. I get your reasoning but like-

The top of the line with a question mark should be half of the line with 8 centimetres which means it's 4?

That's what I see-

So could you please explain what I did wrong?

IhaveOBJD  Feb 4, 2021
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NOW what do you see IhaveOBJD ?

You have to be careful with what you see as diagrams are often 'not to scale'  or misrepresented.... Guest Feb 4, 2021
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Ohhhhhh. Thanks 😊

IhaveOBJD  Feb 5, 2021