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Solving Problems Using Similar Triangles

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Videos, solutions, and worksheets to help Grade 8 students learn how to solve problems using similar triangles.

This lesson works though three examples of solving problems using similar triangles.
Ratio and Proportion word problem solving, similar triangles and equivalent fractions

Similar Triangle Problem
In this video, we work out a two step similar triangle area problem. The problem is shown conceptually, figuring out what is being asked, setting up the proportion needed to find the missing side of a right triangle, then using the formerly missing side to find the area of a triangle


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