Prealgebra (7th Edition)

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Chapter 6 - Section 6.5 - Congruent and Similar Triangles - Exercise Set: 31

Answer

500 ft

Work Step by Step

Write a proportion. Height is to height as length is to length. $\frac{x}{25}=\frac{40}{2}$ $\longrightarrow$cross multiply to solve for x $2x=40\times25$ $\longrightarrow$multiply $2x=1000$ $\longrightarrow$multiplication property of equality $2x\div2=1000\div2$ $\longrightarrow$divide $x=500$
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