Triangle WXY has side lengths XY = 14 and WX = 8. The tangent to the circumcircle of triangle WXY at X is drawn, and the line through W that is parallel to this tangent intersects line XY at Z. Find line YZ.

Please use geometry, and please put your answer as a fraction.

Guest Oct 4, 2021

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Important: triangle WXY can be any type of triangle and the result will be the same!!!

I used the right triangle, and I got this answer: *YZ = 9.428571429*

I'll let you convert that decimal into a fraction.

Dragan Oct 4, 2021

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Triangle WXY has side lengths XY = 14 and WX = 8. The tangent to the circumcircle of triangle WXY at X is drawn, and the line through W that is parallel to this tangent intersects line XY at Z. Find line YZ.

( Please use geometry, and please put your answer as a fraction.)

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We can solve this problem using a **similar triangle formula.**

Triangles WXY and WXZ are similar!

8/14 = (14 - YZ)/8

**YZ = 66/7**

jugoslav Oct 4, 2021