Similarity of triangles - math word problems

Number of problems found: 77

  • Sides od triangle
    podobnost Sides of the triangle ABC has length 4 cm, 5 cm and 7 cm. Construct triangle A'B'C' that are similar to triangle ABC which has a circumference of 12 cm.
  • A cliff
    cliff A line from the top of a cliff to the ground passes just over the top of a pole 5 ft high and meets the ground at a point 8 ft from the base of the pole. If the point is 93 ft from the base of the​ cliff, how high is the​ cliff?
  • Lighthouse
    majak 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
  • Hexagon cut pyramid
    truncated_hexa_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.
  • Two chords
    tetivy 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.
  • Garage
    garaz2 There are two laths in the garage opposite one another: one 2 meters long and the second 3 meters long. They fall against each other and stay against the opposite walls of the garage and both laths cross 70 cm above the garage floor. How wide is the garag
  • Triangle KLB
    rovnostranny_trojuholnik It is given equilateral triangle ABC. From point L which is the midpoint of the side BC of the triangle it is drwn perpendicular to the side AB. Intersection of perpendicular and the side AB is point K. How many % of the area of the triangle ABC is area o
  • Cutting cone
    kuzel_zrezany 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.
  • Pyramid cut
    ihlan_rez 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
  • Shadow of tree
    stromcek_3 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?
  • Conical bottle
    cone-upside When a conical bottle rests on its flat base, the water in the bottle is 8 cm from it 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?
  • Equilateral triangle ABC
    equliateral 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
  • Lighthouse
    maiak 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 lighth
  • Right circular cone
    cut-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.
  • Traffic laws
    car_lights Under traffic regulations, car lights can illuminate the road up to a maximum of 30 m. To check the reach of the dipped-beam lights of their car, Peter stopped car at 1.5 m from the wall. The dipped-beam headlights are 60 cm high. At what height on the wa
  • Cone
    cones Circular cone of height 15 cm and volume 5699 cm3 is at one-third of the height (measured from the bottom) cut by a plane parallel to the base. Calculate the radius and circumference of the circular cut.
  • Sun rays
    sfinga-a-cheopsova-pyramida-w-4066 If the sun's rays are at an angle 60° then famous Great Pyramid of Egypt (which is now high 137.3 meters) has 79.3 m long shadow. Calculate current height of neighboring chefren pyramid whose shadow is measured at the same time 78.8 m and the current heig

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