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LESSON

8.5 Standardized Test Practice

For use with pages 488–496

TEST TAKING STRATEGY Sketch graphs or figures in your test booklet to help you
solve the problems. Even though you must keep your
answer sheet neat, you can make any kind of mark you
want in your test booklet.
1. Multiple Choice Use the diagram below to C ABD ~ DEC by SSS Similarity Thm.
determine which statement(s) are true. D ABD ~ ECD by AA Similarity Post.
B
10 E ABD ~ DEC by AA Similarity Post.
4 E
A 8 C 15 4. Multiple Choice Which similarity statement
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and postulate or theorem correctly identifies
D 12 F the triangles’ relationship?
H
6 3
G 8 I D
A
I. ABC ~ DEF 6 12

II. ABC ~ GHI

C
III. DEF ~ GHI 9 8
B
A I B II C III E
D I and III E none of these A ABD ~ CDE by SSS Similarity Thm.

2. Multiple Choice What is the scale factor for B ABC ~ CDE by SAS Similarity Thm.
the triangles below? C ABC ~ EDC by SSS Similarity Thm.
D ABC ~ EDC by AA Similarity Post.
15 20 E ABC ~ EDC by SAS Similarity Thm.
9 12
5. Multiple Choice Find the distance labeled x
22 13.2 in the diagram.

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3 4 3
A 32.5 ft
A 2 B 3 C 5
2 3
B 42.5 ft x
D 5 E 4
C 35 ft
3. Multiple Choice Which similarity statement D 48.2 ft 10 ft
and postulate or theorem correctly identifies
E 43.5 ft 26 ft 8 ft
the triangles’ relationship?
B 6. Multiple Choice Solve for x.
C A 18.75 B
10
B 17.2 A
x
C 18 15
A D D 19 12 D
E
E 12.5 22.5
A ABD ~ ECD by SSS Similarity Thm. C