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In the figure above, PQ is parallel to RT. If RT = PQ/3, what is the

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In the figure above, PQ is parallel to RT. If RT = PQ/3, what is the length of PQ?

(A) 2
(B) 12
(C) 18
(D) 24
(E) It cannot be determined from the information given

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09 Aug 2017, 04:36
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In the figure above, PQ is parallel to RT. If RT = PQ/3, what is the length of PQ?

(A) 2
(B) 12
(C) 18
(D) 24
(E) It cannot be determined from the information given

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Hi...

you can just get the ratio between 2 lines by $$RT=\frac{PQ}{3}.......PQ=3RT$$..
You can't find the length of any side from a RATIO, unless you know length of a side..

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