Ratios in Similar Polygons. Students will be able to apply properties of similar polygons to solve problems. Similarity. Figures that are similar ( ∼ ) have the same shape but not necessarily the same size .
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Ratios in Similar Polygons
Students will be able to apply properties of similar polygons to solve problems
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Example 1: Determining Similarity
Determine if ∆MLJ ~ ∆NPS. If so, write the similarity ratio and a similarity statement.
Step 1: Identify pairs of congruent angles.
M N, L P, J S
Step 2: Compare corresponding sides.
Example 2 (Continued)
5(6.3) = x(1.8)
31.5 = 1.8x
17.5 = x
The length of the model is.