In this figure, triangle GHJ is similar to triangle PQR.

Based on this information, which ratio represents tan

A.) 8/15

B.) 8/17

C.) 15/8

D.) 17/8

*H*?A.) 8/15

B.) 8/17

C.) 15/8

D.) 17/8

**In similar triangles, corresponding angles are congruent.**

Angle H in triangle GHJ is congruent to angle Q in triangle PQR.

Therefore,

**tan**

*H*= tan

**Q****opposite**

------------ = tangent

adjacent

------------ = tangent

adjacent

8

------- = tanQ = tan

*H*

15

**A.) 8/15**

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