MATH SOLVE

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Q:
# The shortest sides of two similar polygons have lengths in the ratio 2:5. The perimeter of the smaller polygon is 20. The perimeter of the larger polygon is

Accepted Solution

A:

A similar triangle has the same ratio on every side, so that means the perimeter has the same ratio as well.Β

Set up the proportion: 2/5 = 20/x

multiply the means and extremes to get

2x = 100

divide both sides by 2

x = 50

The perimeter of the larger polygon is 50

Hope this helped =)

Set up the proportion: 2/5 = 20/x

multiply the means and extremes to get

2x = 100

divide both sides by 2

x = 50

The perimeter of the larger polygon is 50

Hope this helped =)