Label the vertices of the triangle A, B, C, with A at the top, B at the bottom left, C at the bottom right. Let the lines be BE and CF, where E, F are on lines AC and BC respectively. Let O be the point of intersection. Draw AO, which splits x into 2 triangles, with area y and z.

Hint: Apply the fact that for two triangles with the same height, the ratio of their areas is equal to the ratio of their base.
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@Calvin Lin
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But sir, how come we know about the heights. What can be its use then; help me out of this, please!
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@Azhaghu Roopesh M
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YES, you have to find x. 'x' is a area of the figure (that small portion). Moreover, all the measures given are in sq. units.
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No no, its not. Only this much information has been given , u have u use this only to solve the question.
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TopNewestLabel the vertices of the triangle A, B, C, with A at the top, B at the bottom left, C at the bottom right. Let the lines be BE and CF, where E, F are on lines AC and BC respectively. Let O be the point of intersection. Draw AO, which splits x into 2 triangles, with area y and z.

Hint:Apply the fact that for two triangles with the same height, the ratio of their areas is equal to the ratio of their base. – Calvin Lin Staff · 2 years, 4 months agoLog in to reply

– Agr Amul · 2 years, 4 months ago

But sir, how come we know about the heights. What can be its use then; help me out of this, please!Log in to reply

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– Agr Amul · 2 years, 4 months ago

You to solve this question with this much information only.Log in to reply

– Siddhartha Srivastava · 2 years, 4 months ago

The number indicate the areas of the smaller triangles i guess?Log in to reply

– Agr Amul · 2 years, 4 months ago

Yes, of-course.Log in to reply

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– Agr Amul · 2 years, 4 months ago

YES, you have to find x. 'x' is a area of the figure (that small portion). Moreover, all the measures given are in sq. units.Log in to reply

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– Agr Amul · 2 years, 4 months ago

No no, its not. Only this much information has been given , u have u use this only to solve the question.Log in to reply

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– Agr Amul · 2 years, 4 months ago

Keep trying, I will get to u later.Log in to reply