# Intercept Theorem

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The Intercept Theorem is a rule that helps us understand how lines in a shape are related to each other.

Imagine a triangle with one side parallel to the ground, or horizontal. If we draw a line from the top of the triangle to the horizontal side, that line will cut the horizontal side at a certain point. The Intercept Theorem tells us that the distance from the top of the triangle to the point where the line cuts the horizontal side is proportional to the distance from the bottom of the triangle to the same point.

This means that if we were to draw a similar triangle, with the same angles but a different size, the line we draw from the top to the horizontal side would cut the horizontal side at a point that is in the same proportion to the distance from the top and bottom of the triangle, no matter how big or small the triangle is.

The Intercept Theorem is important because it helps us understand the relationships between different parts of a shape, and it can be used to solve problems in geometry.