Geometry: Common Core (15th Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0133281159
ISBN 13: 978-0-13328-115-6

Chapter 7 - Similarity - 7-4 Similarity in Right Triangles - Lesson Check - Page 464: 3



Work Step by Step

We can see that $g$ is the leg of one of the smaller triangles formed by the altitude of the large triangle, and $e$ is the other leg of that same triangle. Additionally, $e$ is the leg of the other triangle formed by the altitude of the large triangle. What we want is the other leg of the other triangle, which is represented by $h$. The proportion should read: $\frac{g}{e} = \frac{e}{h}$
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