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Answer Key

Chapter 8 Test (pages 40A–40B)

x 12 18 15
1.  2. 
3 9 y 20
9x  36 15y  360
x4 y  24
11 z
3.  4. 2
110 10
110z  110
z1
2.8 1.4
5. 3  y 6. 
3.2 EF
2.8EF  4.48
EF  1.6
2.8 4.2 1.5 1.4
7.  8. No; 
3.2 FG 2.25 4.2
2.8FG  13.44
FG  4.8
9. RSQ  RQT since all right  are .
Since R  R by the Reflexive prop. of cong.,
RSQ ~RQT by the AA Similarity Post.
15 3
10. 
25 5
11. Yes; Sample answer: Since RSQ is a right , QST is
also a right . Also, since RSQ ~ RQT, corresp.
 RQS and T are . Then RSQ ~QST by the AA
Similarity Post.
3 x
12. 
5 20
5x  60
x  12
13. Yes;  Proportionality Converse
14. Yes; Corresponding  Converse
15. Yes; Sample answer: LHM ~ JHK by SAS Similarity
Thm., def. of ~ 
s , and Corres.  Converse.

6 1 1 ST 1 RT
16. k    
24 4 4 12 4 20
4ST  12 4RT  20
ST  3 RT  5
7 14
17. No; 
8 18
9 in. 9 in. 1
18. k   
3 ft 36 in. 4