# Triangle A has an area of #25 # and two sides of lengths #9 # and #6 #. Triangle B is similar to triangle A and has a side of length #8 #. What are the maximum and minimum possible areas of triangle B?

##### 1 Answer

Jun 11, 2016

Area ob B could be 19.75 or 44.44

#### Explanation:

The areas of similar figures are in the same ratio as the ratio of the squares of the sides.

In this case we do not know whether triangle b is bigger or smaller than triangle A, so we will have to consider both possibilities.

If A is bigger:

Area =

If A is smaller:

Area =