Chapter 5.3, Problem 39E

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Textbook Problem

The distance across a pond is to be measured indirectly by using similar triangles .If

To determine

**To find:**

The distance across a pond *XT* by using the given information.

Explanation

**Definition:**

**CSSTC:**

Corresponding sides of similar triangles are proportional.

**Description:**

Given that the distance across a pond is to be measured by using similar triangles and if

The given figure is shown below.

Figure

From the given figure, it is observed that two triangles *XYT *and *WYZ* are similar. That is,

From the definition of CSSTP, corresponding sides of similar triangles are proportional.

That is,

Consider first and last proportions *XT*

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