Mathematics

Explain how to find the measures of segments AC and CB.

@snowflake0531

snowflake0531:

there's information missing

Triangle XYZ was dilated by a scale factor of 2 to create triangle ACB and tan ∠X = 5 over 2 and 5 tenths. my bad

snowflake0531:

Well, since it's a dilation of 2, just multiply the proportional sides by 2 o-0

what are the proportional sides ?

snowflake0531:

okay, but which sides do i pick ?

snowflake0531:

Use this info `Triangle XYZ was dilated by a scale factor of 2 to create triangle ACB and tan ∠X = 5 over 2 and 5 tenths.` tan is opposite over hypotenuse, so find the opposite and hypotenuse side

ab and cb right ?

since they are opposite ?

snowflake0531:

... first tell me which sides using tan are 5 and 2.5?

2.5 is ac

5 is ab right

snowflake0531:

bruh

snowflake0531:

we're not even doing that dumb triangle

thats what my question is about. the TRIANGLE .

snowflake0531:

yes but if you can't even get XYZ stop looking at ABC

so 2.5 xy and 5 would be xz

snowflake0531:

XZ is hypotenuse, no

snowflake0531:

tan(x) = 5/2.5 tan(x) = YZ/XY

how tho ?

im sorry but this doesnt make any sense to me, i hate geometry

snowflake0531:

did you know... that tangent is opposite over adjacent... don't look at hte hypotenuse

okayy....

snowflake0531:

so what are the sides

@snowflake0531 wrote:
tan(x) = 5/2.5 tan(x) = YZ/XY
didnt you just tell me

or is that for something else ?

snowflake0531:

yes but you get your numbers wrong often So which side is how long?

yz is 5 and xy is 2.5

snowflake0531:

Yes and now look back at the picture I gave you earlier, with the proportional sides How long are AC and CB

you would times 5 by 2 and 2.5 by 2 right ?

or no ?

snowflake0531:

yes

okaay hold on

2.5 times 2 is 5, and 5 times 2 is 10

snowflake0531:

Yes and which side is 5, which side is 10

cb is 10

and ac is 5

snowflake0531:

yes

okay so now what ?

snowflake0531:

nothing, you found the lenghts now

okay thank youuu

antman1:

hi is there any way i can help u

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