Algebra 1: Common Core (15th Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0133281140
ISBN 13: 978-0-13328-114-9

Chapter 2 - Solving Equations - 2-8 Proportions and Similar Figures - Practice and Problem-Solving Exercises: 17

Answer

67.5 feet

Work Step by Step

The two flies are similar shapes. This means that all of the sides are proportional. We will call x the side that we want to find (the wingspan of the long fly). Thus, we set up the equation: $x/.5=27/.2$. We multiply both sides of the equation by .5 to obtain that $x=67.5$.
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