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# Proportion to prove graphs similar [Solved!]

### My question

How do you write a proportion to prove the graphs are similar?

### Relevant page

7a. Math of Beauty

### What I've done so far

Written various fractions and tried to make them equal to proportions, but I didn't get it.

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How do you write a proportion to prove the graphs are similar?
Relevant page

<a href="/numbers/math-of-beauty.php">7a. Math of Beauty</a>

What I've done so far

Written various fractions and tried to make them equal to proportions, but I didn't get it.

## Re: Proportion to prove graphs similar

Hello Nicole

We normally talk about geometric shapes being "similar" (that is, exactly the same shape, but a different size) in which case we can express this as a proportion (like 1:3 means one of the shapes is 1/3 the size of the other).

But as for "similar graphs", I'll need to know more to help you.

Regards

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Hello Nicole

We normally talk about geometric shapes being "similar" (that is, exactly the same shape, but a different size) in which case we can express this as a proportion (like 1:3 means one of the shapes is 1/3 the size of the other).

But as for "similar graphs", I'll need to know more to help you.

Regards

## Re: Proportion to prove graphs similar

I mean similar triangles and other shapes.

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I mean similar triangles and other shapes.

## Re: Proportion to prove graphs similar

Similar Triangles and Proportions

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The proportions on this page may help:

<a href="https://socratic.org/questions/how-do-you-use-similar-triangles-to-set-up-proportions">Similar Triangles and Proportions</a>

## Re: Proportion to prove graphs similar

So I could write something like

(PQ)/(PR) = 3/4 = (AB)/(AC) = 6/8

Does that make sense?

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So I could write something like

(PQ)/(PR) = 3/4 = (AB)/(AC) = 6/8

Does that make sense?

## Re: Proportion to prove graphs similar

Yes, that would be fine as long as the SSS or SAS tests works for the 2 triangles PQR and ABC.

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Yes, that would be fine as long as the SSS or SAS tests works for the 2 triangles PQR and ABC.

## Re: Proportion to prove graphs similar

Thanks a lot.

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Thanks a lot.

## Re: Proportion to prove graphs similar

You are welcome, Nicole

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You are welcome, Nicole