# An isosceles triangle has a base of 20 cm and legs measuring 36 cm. How long are the legs of a similar triangle with base measuring 50 cm?

##### 1 Answer

Jul 2, 2018

#### Explanation:

Because both triangles are similar, we have:

where:

#b_1,b_2# are the bases of the first and second triangle, respectively

#l_1,l_2# are the legs of the first and second triangle, respectively

So, we get: