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

theyadoreshayyy:

ab and cb right ?

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theyadoreshayyy:

since they are opposite ?

snowflake0531:

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

theyadoreshayyy:

2.5 is ac

theyadoreshayyy:

5 is ab right

snowflake0531:

bruh

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snowflake0531:

we're not even doing that dumb triangle

theyadoreshayyy:

thats what my question is about. the TRIANGLE .

snowflake0531:

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

theyadoreshayyy:

so 2.5 xy and 5 would be xz

snowflake0531:

XZ is hypotenuse, no

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snowflake0531:

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

theyadoreshayyy:

how tho ?

theyadoreshayyy:

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

theyadoreshayyy:

okayy....

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snowflake0531:

so what are the sides

theyadoreshayyy:

@snowflake0531 wrote:

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

didnt you just tell me

theyadoreshayyy:

or is that for something else ?

snowflake0531:

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

theyadoreshayyy:

yz is 5 and xy is 2.5

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snowflake0531:

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

theyadoreshayyy:

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

theyadoreshayyy:

or no ?

snowflake0531:

yes

theyadoreshayyy:

okaay hold on

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theyadoreshayyy:

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

snowflake0531:

Yes and which side is 5, which side is 10

theyadoreshayyy:

cb is 10

theyadoreshayyy:

and ac is 5

snowflake0531:

yes

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