# Similarity of triangles - math word problems

- Sides ratio

Calculate the circumference of a triangle with area 84 cm^{2}if a:b:c = 10:17:21 - Ruler

How far from Peter stands 2m hight John? Petr is looking to John over ruler that keeps at arm's distant 60 cm from the eye and on the ruler John measured the height of 15 mm. - 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 conta - Hexagon cut pyramid

Calculate the volume of a regular 6-sided cut pyramid if the bottom edge is 30 cm, the top edge us 12 cm, and the side edge length is 41 cm. - Area of iso-trap

Find the area of an isosceles trapezoid if the lengths of its bases are 16 cm and 30 cm, and the diagonals are perpendicular to each other. - Lighthouse

The man, 180 cm tall, walks along the seafront directly to the lighthouse. The male shadow caused by the beacon light is initially 5.4 meters long. When the man approaches the lighthouse by 90 meters, its shadow shorter by 3 meters. How tall is the lightho - 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? - Shadow of tree

Miro stands under a tree and watching its shadow and shadow of the tree. Miro is 180 cm tall and its shade is 1.5 m long. The shadow of the tree is three times as long as Miro's shadow. How tall is the tree in meters? - Display case

Place a glass shelf at the height of 1m from the bottom of the display case in the cabinet. How long platter will we place at this height? The display case is a rectangular triangle with 2 m and 2.5 m legs. - Thales

Thales is 1 m from the hole. The eyes are 150 cm above the ground and look into the hole with a diameter of 120 cm as shown. Calculate the depth of the hole. - 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. - 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 cm^{2}. Find the area of the o - Shadow

A meter pole perpendicular to the ground throws a shadow of 40 cm long, the house throws a shadow 6 meters long. What is the height of the house? - 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. - 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. - 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. - A boy

A boy of height 1.7m is standing 30m away from flag staff on the same level ground . He observes that the angle of deviation of the top of flag staff is 30 degree. Calculate the height of flag staff. - Two angles

The triangles ABC and A'B'C 'are similar. In the ABC triangle, the two angles are 25° and 65°. Explain why in the triangle A'B'C 'is the sum of two angles of 90 degrees. - 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.

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