check mark Section 5-6: Check Understanding 2

 

2. Reasoning Find x in Example 2 using the ratio of the sides of length 32 cm and 40 cm. Explain why the answer should be the same.
a. 30; since the triangles are similar, the ratios of the corresponding sides are equal.
b. 40; since the triangles are similar, the ratios of the corresponding sides are equal.
c. 38; since the triangles are similar, the ratios of the corresponding sides are equal.
d. 40; since the triangles are similar, the ratios of the sides are not equal.

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