# Triangle A has sides of lengths #5 ,3 #, and #8 #. Triangle B is similar to triangle A and has a side of length #1 #. What are the possible lengths of the other two sides of triangle B?

##### 1 Answer

Mar 6, 2016

triangle 1:

triangle 2:

triangle 3:

#### Explanation:

Simply use ratio and proportion in finding the other sides of triangle B.

For example: Triangle 1:

let x be the second side of triangle B

let y be the third side of triangle B

compute for the third side y:

Do the same for triangle 2: and triangle 3:

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