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Textbook Problem

13-14 Using Similarity Express x in terms of a, b, and c.

Chapter A, Problem 13E, 13-14 Using Similarity Express x in terms of a, b, and c.

To determine

To express:

The x in terms of a,bandc.

Explanation

Given:

The given pair of triangles is similar.

The given pair of triangle is,

Figure (1)

Approach:

Two triangles are similar if their vertices can be matched up so that corresponding angles are congruent. In this case corresponding sides are proportional.

Calculation:

By similarity,

The lengths of the corresponding sides in the triangles are proportional.

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