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Geometry problem

  1. Jan 19, 2010 #1
    I was given this problem from a high school geometry [STRIKE]textbook[/STRIKE] problem sheet, and this is all the information given:

    The polygons are similar. Solve for x and y.


    All I could find is that x=27. Is y unsolvable or is there something I've missed?
    Last edited: Jan 20, 2010
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  3. Jan 20, 2010 #2


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    Unless you are given more information, you cannot solve for y.
  4. Jan 20, 2010 #3
    Apparently just that copy of the problem sheet was misprinted with that problem; the other sheets have the missing information...
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