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The polygons are similar. Find the values of
the variables. Write an equation and solve,
showing ALL the work.

 

 Feb 19, 2021
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Since they're similar, we can take the similar side that has actual values to find the ratio between the triangles.

7 : 3.5 = 2 : 1

 

This means:
2y = x + 4

2x = 3y

 

x - 2y = -4

2x - 3y = 0

 

2x - 4y = -8

2x - 3y = 0

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y = 8

 

x - 2y = -4

x - 2(8) = -4

x = 12

 Feb 19, 2021

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