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What are the values of a and b. a=9/2, b=15/2 | a=15/2, b=9/2 | a=16/3, b=15/2 | a=9/2, b=13/2 Download png

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Annie Barnes on August 19, 2018

To solve for a and b, we need to create a proportion.Triangle 10-8-6 is similar to triangle b-6-a, since they are both similar to the triangle 8+a-10-b.10/8=b/660 = 8bb = 15/2 = 7.58/6=6/a36=8aa=4.5 we can confirm by using the Pythagorean theorem:4.52 + 62 = 7.5256.25 = 56.25 The equation is true, so a must be equal to 4.5 and b must be equal to 7.5. Choose the first option.

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