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# triangle similarity

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Ramona wants to find the height of the giraffe statue outside the library.

Mar 18, 2021

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i believe the two triangles are similar, because of the mirror.

so we can get this ratio. let's have g represent the giraffe's height:

$$\frac{15}{4} = \frac{g}{5}$$

$$75 = 4g$$ (cross multiply)

$$g = 18.75$$

18.75 ~ 19, so our answer is 19 feet.

hope this helped! please let me know if you have any questions :)

Mar 18, 2021

#1
+141
+1

i believe the two triangles are similar, because of the mirror.

so we can get this ratio. let's have g represent the giraffe's height:

$$\frac{15}{4} = \frac{g}{5}$$

$$75 = 4g$$ (cross multiply)

$$g = 18.75$$

18.75 ~ 19, so our answer is 19 feet.

hope this helped! please let me know if you have any questions :)

idyllic Mar 18, 2021