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Expert-verified Found in: Page 244 ### Geometry

Book edition Student Edition
Author(s) Ray C. Jurgensen, Richard G. Brown, John W. Jurgensen
Pages 227 pages
ISBN 9780395977279 # Refer to a triangle. Express the ratio of the height to the base in simplest form. The simplest form is$20:17$ .

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## Step 1. Given information.

It is given,

Height of a triangle is$1m$ .

And,

Base of that triangle is$85cm$ .

## Step 2. Concept used.

Transformation of meter to centimetre,

1m$=100cm$

## Step 3. Given ratio.

The ratio of the height to the base is,

$\frac{100}{85}$

To write the algebraic fraction in simplest form,

Divide the numerator and denominator with the common term.

## Step 4. Divide the numerator and denominator by the common factor5.

So, in simplest form,

$\frac{100}{85}=\frac{20}{17}$

Therefore, the simplest form is$20:17$ . ### Want to see more solutions like these? 