Similarity of triangles - math problems

Number of problems found: 90

  • An observer
    An observer standing west of the tower sees its top at an altitude angle of 45 degrees. After moving 50 meters to the south, he sees its top at an altitude angle of 30 degrees. How tall is the tower?
  • Cutting cone
    A cone with a base radius of 10 cm and a height of 12 cm is given. At what height above the base should we divide it by a section parallel to the base so that the volumes of the two resulting bodies are the same? Express the result in cm.
  • The shadow
    The shadow of a 1 m high pole thrown on a horizontal plane is 0.8 m long. At the same time, the shadow of a tree thrown on a horizontal plane is 6.4 m. Determine the height of the tree.
  • The triangles
    The triangles KLM and ABC are given, which are similar to each other. Calculate the lengths of the remaining sides of the triangle KLM, if the lengths of the sides are a = 7 b = 5.6 c = 4.9 k = 5
  • Lookout tower
    Calculate the height of a lookout tower forming a shadow of 36 m if a column 2.5 m high has a shadow of 1.5 m at the same time.
  • Similarity of two triangles
    The KLM triangle has a side length of k = 6.3cm, l = 8.1cm, m = 11.1cm. The triangle XYZ has a side length of x = 8.4cm, y = 10.8cm, z = 14.8cm. Are triangle KLM and XYZ similar? (write 0 if not, if yes, find and write the coefficient of a similarity)
  • Conical bottle
    When a conical bottle rests on its flat base, the water in the bottle is 8 cm from its vertex. When the same conical bottle is turned upside down, the water level is 2 cm from its base. What is the height of the bottle?
  • There
    There is a stretched steel cable between the 3 columns. The height of the first column is 4 m, the height of the second is 3.5 m. The distance between the first two columns is 2.5 m, the distance between the second and third is 5 m. The heels of all three
  • Sides of right angled triangle
    One leg is 1 m shorter than the hypotenuse, and the second leg is 2 m shorter than the hypotenuse. Find the lengths of all sides of the right-angled triangle.
  • Secret treasure
    Scouts have a tent in the shape of a regular quadrilateral pyramid with a side of the base 4 m and a height of 3 m. Find the container's radius r (and height h) so that they can hide the largest possible treasure.
  • Two chords
    Calculate the length of chord AB and perpendicular chord BC to circle if AB is 4 cm from the center of the circle and BC 8 cm from the center of the circle.
  • Right circular cone
    The volume of a right circular cone is 5 liters. Calculate the volume of the two parts into which the cone is divided by a plane parallel to the base, one-third of the way down from the vertex to the base.
  • The chimney
    The chimney casts a shadow 45 meters long. The one-meter-long rod standing perpendicular to the ground has a shadow 90 cm long. Calculate the height of the chimney.
  • Lighthouse
    Marcel (point J) lies in the grass and sees the top of the tent (point T) and behind it the top of the lighthouse (P). | TT '| = 1.2m, | PP '| = 36m, | JT '| = 5m. Marcel lies 15 meters away from the sea (M). Calculate the lighthouse distance from the sea
  • Trapezium diagonals
    It is given trapezium ABCD with bases | AB | = 12 cm, |CD| = 8 cm. Point S is the intersection of the diagonals for which |AS| is 6 cm long. Calculate the length of the full diagonal AC.
  • Diagonals at right angle
    In the trapezoid ABCD, this is given: AB=12cm CD=4cm And diagonals crossed under a right angle. What is the area of this trapezoid ABCD?
  • Mast shadow
    Mast has 13 m long shadow on a slope rising from the mast foot in the direction of the shadow angle at angle 15°. Determine the height of the mast, if the sun above the horizon is at angle 33°. Use the law of sines.
  • Rectangular trapezoid
    The ABCD rectangular trapezoid with the AB and CD bases is divided by the diagonal AC into two equilateral rectangular triangles. The length of the diagonal AC is 62cm. Calculate trapezium area in cm square and calculate how many differs perimeters of the
  • Equilateral triangle ABC
    In the equilateral triangle ABC, K is the center of the AB side, the L point lies on one-third of the BC side near the point C, and the point M lies in the one-third of the side of the AC side closer to the point A. Find what part of the ABC triangle cont
  • Pyramid cut
    We cut the regular square pyramid with a parallel plane to the two parts (see figure). The volume of the smaller pyramid is 20% of the volume of the original one. The bottom of the base of the smaller pyramid has a content of 10 cm2. Find the area of the

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