High School Challenge

Week Ending 9-13-98

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Trap a zoid

The parallel sides of a trapezoid are 3 units and 9 units while the nonparallel sides are 4 units and 6 units. A segment is drawn parallel to the bases and that segment divides the original trapezoid into two smaller trapezoids having the same perimeter. What is the ratio into which each of the nonparallel sides is divided?

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