   Chapter 5.2, Problem 17E Elementary Geometry For College St...

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Alexander + 2 others
ISBN: 9781337614085

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Section Elementary Geometry For College St...

7th Edition
Alexander + 2 others
ISBN: 9781337614085
Textbook Problem

Quadrilateral A B C D ∼ quadrilateral H J K L . If A B = 5 , B C = n , H J = 10 , and J K = n + 3 , find n . To determine

To calculate:

The value of n.

Explanation

Given:

AB=5,BC=n,HJ=10 and JK=n+3.

Concept Used:

The sum of measure of angle in a quadrilateral is 360.

Similarity between Two polygons:

Two polygons are similar if and only if when all pairs of corresponding angles are congruent and all pairs of corresponding sides are proportional.

Calculation:

According to the definition of similar polygon, AH,BJ,DL,

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