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Find the value of x, if the figures are similar.
Correct Answer: B
Step 1: Since the figures are similar, the ratios of the lengths of corresponding sides of the figures are equal.
Step 2: [Write the proportion.]
Step 3: [Substitute the values.]
Step 4: 12 × x = 5 × 6 [Write the cross products.]
Step 5: [Divide both sides by 12.]
Step 6: [Simplify.]
Step 7: [Convert improper fraction into mixed number.]
Step 8: The value of x is .
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