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The parallel sides of a trapezium are 3 cms and 9 cms . The non- parallel sides are 4 cms and 6 cms. A line parallel to the base divides the trapezium into two trapeziums of equal perimeters. Find the ratio in which each of the non-parallel sides is divided.

**thickhead****Member**- Registered: 2016-04-16
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Assume the ratio as x:1 and equate the perimeters.The internal side being common to both can just be cancelled ,no calculation of that side is necessary.

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**iamaditya****Member**- From: Planet Mars
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After 15 min of thinking I found this but I don't know whether its correct or not...

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**bob bundy****Administrator**- Registered: 2010-06-20
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hi iamaditya

a + d = 4

b + c = 6

I only got one solution, same as thickhead.

Bob

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**iamaditya****Member**- From: Planet Mars
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a + d = 4

b + c = 6

How did you get these 2 equations?

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**bob bundy****Administrator**- Registered: 2010-06-20
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The non- parallel sides are 4 cms and 6 cms.

Bob

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**iamaditya****Member**- From: Planet Mars
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Yeah, I forgot that.

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