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# In the figure above, if ZV = 4, UZ = 5, and ZY = 15, what is the ratio

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In the figure above, if ZV = 4, UZ = 5, and ZY = 15, what is the ratio of the area of triangle XYZ to triangle UVZ?

A. 9 : 1
B. 7 : 2
C. 3 : 1
D. 4 : 3
E. 2 : 1

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11 Sep 2018, 03:13
triangle XYZ to triangle UVZ are right angled triangle.

From Pythagoras theorem UV = 3

From triangle XYZ. YZ = 15.

Then Base XY becomes 9
Height XZ becomes 12 (From Pythagoras theorem)

ratio of the area of triangle XYZ to triangle UVZ becomes 12*9 : 3*4 = 9:1

A is the answer.
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In the figure above, if ZV = 4, UZ = 5, and ZY = 15, what is the ratio of the area of triangle XYZ to triangle UVZ?

A. 9 : 1
B. 7 : 2
C. 3 : 1
D. 4 : 3
E. 2 : 1

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using similarity of triangle (AAA)
angle Z=Z, V=X ,and U=Y
both the triangles are similar.

$$\frac{(UZ)^2}{(ZY)^2}$$ = $$\frac{area of UVZ}{area of XYZ}$$ ( this is a property) =$$\frac{25}{225}$$= $$\frac{1}{9}$$ =A
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# In the figure above, if ZV = 4, UZ = 5, and ZY = 15, what is the ratio

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