How Do You Find Missing Measurements of Similar Figures Using a Proportion?

How Do You Find Missing Measurements of Similar Figures Using a Proportion?

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Trying to find a missing measurement on similar figures? Make ratios from corresponding sides and set up a proportion! Solve the proportion to get your missing measurement. Figure out how to do all that by watching this tutorial!

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Background Tutorials

Write and solve equations involving direct variation

Want to solve a percent proportion? Just use the means extremes property of proportions to cross multiply! Solve for the variable, and you have your answer! Learn how with this tutorial.

Further Exploration

Apply the definition of similarity in terms of a dilation to identify similar figures and their proportional sides and the congruent corresponding angles

This tutorial provides a great real world application of math. You'll see how to use the scale from a blueprint of a house to help find the actual height of the house. This tutorial shows you how to use a proportion to solve!