# Side Splitter Exploration

Below is a simple diagram with line AB, point C, and point D on segment AC. Take a moment to drag the points around to see how it behaves.
Now use the checkboxes to:
1) create a parallel line through D
2) measure distances AD, CD, BE, CE
3) compare the ratios AD/CD and BE/CE

How do the ratios and compare?

Move point D along segment AC. How do the ratios change?

Now find the length of segment AC.

Find the length of segment BC.

How do the ratios and compare?

Solve for x using the side-splitter theorem