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Textbook Problem

In Exercises 17 to 24, complete each proof.

Given: Q R M N = R S N P = Q S M P

Prove: N R

PROOF
Statements Reasons
1. ?
2. ?
3. ?
1. Given
2. S S S
3. CASTC

To determine

To prove:

The statement NR if the proportions are given QRMN=RSNP=QSMP.

Explanation

Definition:

SSS :

If three sides of one triangle are proportional (in length) to three corresponding sides of a second triangle, then the triangles are similar.

CASTC:

Corresponding angles of similar triangles are congruent.

Description:

Given that QRMN=RSNP=QSMP.

The given figure is shown below.

Figure

From the given figure, it is observed that QRMN=RSNP=QSMP are three sides of a triangle QRS are proportional to three corresponding sides of a triangle MNP.

The above mentioned SSS definition, the two triangles MNP and QRS are similar since the three sides of one triangle are proportional to three corresponding sides of a second triangle. Hence, ΔMNPΔQRS

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