# FINDING MISSING SIDES OF SIMILAR FIGURES WORKSHEET

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Finding missing sides of similar figures worksheet :

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In geometry two triangles are similar if and only if corresponding angles are congruent and the lengths of corresponding sides are proportional.

## Finding missing sides of similar figures worksheet - Practice questions

(1) Find the measures of the missing sides if  ΔKLM  ΔNOP.

k = 9, n = 6, o = 8, p = 4

(2) Find the measures of the missing sides if  ΔKLM  ΔNOP.

k = 24, l = 30, m = 15, n = 16

(3) Find the measures of the missing sides if  ΔKLM  ΔNOP.

m = 11, p = 6, n = 5, o = 4

(4) Find the measures of the missing sides if  ΔKLM  ΔNOP.

k = 16, l = 13, m = 12, o = 7

## Finding missing sides of similar figures worksheet - Solution

Question 1 :

Find the measures of the missing sides if  ΔKLM  ΔNOP.

k = 9, n = 6, o = 8, p = 4

Solution :

Since the above triangles ΔKLM are ΔNOP similar, the ratios of the corresponding sides will be equal.

KL/NO  =  LM/OP   =  KM/NP

m/p  = k/n  =  l/o

k = 9, n = 6, o = 8, p = 4

m/4  =  9/6  =  l/8

 m/4  =  9/6m  =  9(4) / 6m =  36/6  ==> 6 l/8  =  9/6l  =  9(8) / 6l =  72/6  ==> 12

Hence the missing sides of the triangle KLM are 6 and 12.

Question 2 :

Find the measures of the missing sides if  ΔKLM  ΔNOP.

k = 24, l = 30, m = 15, n = 16

Solution :

Since the above triangles ΔKLM are ΔNOP similar, the ratios of the corresponding sides will be equal.

KL/NO  =  LM/OP   =  KM/NP

m/p  = k/n  =  l/o

k = 24, l = 30, m = 15, n = 16

15/p  =  24/16  =  30/o

 15/p  =  24/16p  =  15(16) / 24p =  240/24  ==> 10 30/o  =  24/160  =  30(16) / 24o =  480/24  ==> 20

Hence the missing sides of the triangle KLM are 10 and 20.

Question 3 :

Find the measures of the missing sides if  ΔKLM  ΔNOP.

m = 11, p = 6, n = 5, o = 4

Solution :

Since the above triangles ΔKLM are ΔNOP similar, the ratios of the corresponding sides will be equal.

KL/NO  =  LM/OP   =  KM/NP

m/p  = k/n  =  l/o

m = 11, p = 6, n = 5, o = 4

11/6  =  k/5  =  l/4

 11/6  =  k/5k  =  11(5) / 6k =  55/6  ==> 9.16 l/4  =  11/6l  =  11(4) / 6l =  44/6  ==> 7.33

Hence the missing sides of the triangle KLM are 9.16 and 7.33.

Question 4 :

Find the measures of the missing sides if  ΔKLM  ΔNOP.

k = 16, l = 13, m = 12, o = 7

Solution :

Since the above triangles ΔKLM are ΔNOP similar, the ratios of the corresponding sides will be equal.

KL/NO  =  LM/OP   =  KM/NP

m/p  = k/n  =  l/o

k = 16, l = 13, m = 12, o = 7

12/p  =  16/n  =  13/7

 12/p  =  13/7p  =  12(7) / 13p =  84/13  ==> 6.46 16/n  =  13/7n  =  16(7) / 13l =  44/6  ==> 8.61

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