Geometry 10-4 Perimeters of Areas of Similar Figures
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by Matthew Richardson
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A complete formative lesson with embedded slideshow, mini lecture screencasts, checks for understanding, practice items, mixed review, and reflection. I create these assignments to supplement each lesson of Pearson's Common Core Edition Algebra 1, Algebra 2, and Geometry courses. See also mathquest.net and twitter.com/mathquestEDU.
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Solve It! Complete the tables on the canvas using the text tool.
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Solve It! How do the ratios of the perimeters and the ratios of the areas compare with the scale factors?
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Problem 3 Got It? The scale factor of the dimensions of two small pieces of window glass is 3 : 5. The smaller piece costs $2.50. How much should the larger piece cost?

Enter your answer in this format: $2.71
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Problem 3 Got It? Reasoning: In Problem 3, why is it important that each dimension is 2.5 times the corresponding dimension of the original plot? Explain.
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Reasoning: The area of one rectangle is twice the area of a similar rectangle. What is the ratio of their perimeters? How do you know?
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Error Analysis: Your friend says that since the ratio of the perimeters of two polygons is ½, the area of the smaller polygon must be one half the area of the larger polygon. What is wrong with this statement? Explain.
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Compare and Contrast: How is the relationship between the areas of two congruent figures different from the relationship between the areas of two similar figures?
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Review Lesson 10-3: Match each regular polygon with its area.
  • 480 square units
  • 690 square units
  • 484 square units
  • a square with apothem 11
  • a regular pentagon with apothem 13.8 and side length 20
  • an octagon with apothem 12 and side length 10
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Review Lesson 10-3: Fill in the blank. Enter only a number. The area of the regular polygon is __?__ square inches.
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Vocabulary Review: Categorize each statement based on whether it is always, sometimes, or never true.
  • Corresponding angles of similar figures are congruent.
  • Corresponding sides of similar figures are proportional.
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  • Never
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Vocabulary Review: Identify the pairs of similar figures. Select all that apply.



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Use Your Vocabulary: Which segment is NOT a radius of regular pentagon ABCDE?






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Use Your Vocabulary: Complete each sentence with are or are not.
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  • The radii of a regular polygon __?__ congruent.
  • The triangles formed by the radii and sides of regular pentagon ABCD __?__ congruent.
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