Prealgebra (7th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321955048
ISBN 13: 978-0-32195-504-3

Chapter 6 - Section 6.5 - Congruent and Similar Triangles - Exercise Set: 34


58.7 ft

Work Step by Step

Write a proportion. Height is to height as length is to length. $\frac{24}{44}=\frac{32}{x}$ $\longrightarrow$cross multiply to solve for x $24x=44\times32$ $\longrightarrow$multiply $24x=1408$ $\longrightarrow$multiplication property of equality $24x\div24=1408\div24$ $\longrightarrow$divide $x=58.7$
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