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Topic: Name this formula
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 Steve B Posts: 15 Registered: 12/8/09
Re: Name this formula
Posted: May 28, 2013 2:24 PM
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One website calls it the sidesplitter theorem, but that seems to be just his name for it. Google <triangle parallel lines> and you will find several discussions of the topic.

"15-10=5
10/5=2
That means 8 is 2 times bigger then X
so 8/2=4=x"

That works and can be derived from the attributes of similar triangles.

"I also found it work if we only knew the bottom one by changing it a little like this.
15-10=5
10/5=2
2x8=X=16 (simply changing the "divide by 2" into "multiply by 2")"

I don't understand what you're trying to say in that paragraph.

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5/28/13 Michael
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