## Algebra: A Combined Approach (4th Edition)

Since the two boats have the same shape - or they are similar to each other, then their corresponding sides will be in proportion. Thus, $\frac{11}{x}$ = $\frac{5}{2}$ = $\frac{14}{y}$ $\frac{11}{x}$ = $\frac{5}{2}$ Cross multiplying, 11(2) = 5x x = $\frac{22}{5}$ =4.4 $\frac{5}{2}$ = $\frac{14}{y}$ Cross multiplying, 5y = 14(2) y = $\frac{28}{5}$ = 5.6