# Triangle A has sides of lengths #36 ,24 #, and #18 #. Triangle B is similar to triangle A and has a side of length #5 #. What are the possible lengths of the other two sides of triangle B?

##### 1 Answer

May 3, 2016

There are 3 different triangle possible because we do not know which side of the smaller triangle is equal to 5.

#### Explanation:

In similar figures. the sides are in the same ratio. However in this case, we are not told which side of the smaller triangle has a length of 5. There are therefore 3 possibilities.