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Similar Triangle Help

  1. Sep 8, 2008 #1
    In a problem I am trying to solve, I have one large right triangle with length a and height h. Inside this triangle, there is another triangle of length b and height i. I am trying to solve for h. I deduced h = (i/b)a . In the back of the book, it says h = a/b. Is there any way to remove the i in representing h? Or is this a typo? Thank you for any help.
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  3. Sep 8, 2008 #2


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    No. I think it's a typo. Unless the 'i' in the original problem was actually a '1'.
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