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# If XZ is double AC, then the area of triangle XYZ is how many times gr

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If XZ is double AC, then the area of triangle XYZ is how many times greater than the area of triangle ABC?

A √2
B 2
C 4
D 8
E 16

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18 Jan 2019, 06:15
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If XZ is double AC, then the area of triangle XYZ is how many times greater than the area of triangle ABC?

A √2
B 2
C 4
D 8
E 16

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let ac= sqrt 2 xz= 2swrt 2
area would 2 and other would 1/2
so 2/1/2 = 4
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19 Jan 2019, 01:38
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a 45-45-90 triangle is isosceles. Two sides are of equal length (denote with x). The hypotenuse is x√2 long.

Use numbers to be confident with your answer

One triangle can have 2·2·2√2
The larger triangle has a hypotenuse of 2·2√2=4√2. Thus, its two other sides are both of length 4

Area of a triangle is 0.5·base·height
0.5·2·2=2
0.5·4·4=8
8/2=4

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