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Really Desperate For Help

  1. Jun 19, 2007 #1
    Really Desperate For Help!!!

    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    Quad MNTS ~ Quad MOPR Find the length of PQ

    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution

    i have done numerous attempts and i cant figure out what to do after i get the ratio of 5/4

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  3. Jun 20, 2007 #2


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    I do not see a Q in your diagram. Did you mean PO?
  4. Jun 20, 2007 #3


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    If I am reading your picture correctly, the distance from O to N is 16 and the distance from N to M is 24. That means that the length of OM is 16+ 24= 40. The ratio of any side of the larger quad to the corresponding side of the smaller is 40/24 which is NOT 5/4!

    Assuming you do mean PO, PO in quadrilateral MOPR corresponds to TN in quadrilateral MNTS which, according to your diagram has a length of 12. PO must be that length times the ratio.
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