2 SIMILARITY TOUGHIES |

**Hints:**

in these 2 tough geometry/similarity questions from past final exams, it really helps to

1 -- use colors to outline the triangles you're comparing

2 -- identify the angles with letters

3 -- look for all proportions that might lead to the solution.

Go to it.

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2) Measures are as shown in cm. Find the length of EF.

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**Solutions**

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Step 1: find *h* using Pythagoras: *h = 29.14*

Step 2: compare big red ABC to small blue ABH

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2) Measures are as shown in cm. Find the length of EF.

Label EF as *x* and CF as *a*.

Now we compare triangles AEF and ABC (big/small)

Now we compare triangles AFG and ACD (big/small)

So,

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