1953 AHSME Problems/Problem 48

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Problem

If the larger base of an isosceles trapezoid equals a diagonal and the smaller base equals the altitude, then the ratio of the smaller base to the larger base is:

$\textbf{(A)}\ \frac{1}{2} \qquad \textbf{(B)}\ \frac{2}{3} \qquad \textbf{(C)}\ \frac{3}{4} \qquad \textbf{(D)}\ \frac{3}{5}\qquad \textbf{(E)}\ \frac{2}{5}$

Solution

See Also

1953 AHSC (ProblemsAnswer KeyResources)
Preceded by
Problem 47
Followed by
Problem 49
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