anonymous
  • anonymous
GEOMETRY: The altitude to the hypotenuse of a right triangle divides the hypotenuse into segments 6 in. and 10 in. long. Find the length being h of the altitude.
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anonymous
  • anonymous
Are you given any other information? It's nearly impossible to find anything given only that information.
amistre64
  • amistre64
i cant understand the problem as stated either ...
anonymous
  • anonymous
that's it, it has to do with similarity of right triangles.

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amistre64
  • amistre64
maybe i forgot what an altitude was...
anonymous
  • anonymous
altitude is the height of the triangle
amistre64
  • amistre64
thats what i thought... how does the height of the triangle divide its hypotenuse?
anonymous
  • anonymous
i don't know, we are learning about similarities in right triangles
anonymous
  • anonymous
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