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anonymous
 4 years ago
Just imagine that this is a right triangle where d is the altitude.
Find the values of a, b, c, d.
About the Right Triangle Similarity....
\ Given: a+b = 18
 \ a
 \
 /\
6 / \
 /d \ b
 / \
 / \
/_________\
c
Please help me... Thanks
anonymous
 4 years ago
Just imagine that this is a right triangle where d is the altitude. Find the values of a, b, c, d. About the Right Triangle Similarity.... \ Given: a+b = 18  \ a  \  /\ 6 / \  /d \ b  / \  / \ /_________\ c Please help me... Thanks

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anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0what? I dont get it..

Mertsj
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Use the pythagorean theorem to get c

Mertsj
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Then redraw all three triangles so they corresponding sides are in corresponding positions.

Mertsj
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1do you know the Pythagorean Theorem?

Mertsj
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Use similar triangles to get the other parts.

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0how do i get it? I really dont know

Mertsj
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1The pythagorean theorem says the if you square the legs and add those numbers together, you will get the hypotenuse squared. do you know that?

Mertsj
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1So if you look at the picture I posted, you will see that one leg is 6 and the hypotenuse is 18.

Mertsj
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Do you understand that much?

Mertsj
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1So find c by solving this: c^2+6^2 = 18^2

Mertsj
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1And tell me what you get.

Mertsj
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.132436=288 sqrt288= 12sqrt2 so c is 12sqrt2

Mertsj
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Do you know that right triangles have legs and a hypotenuse?

Mertsj
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Look at the picture. Corresponding parts have equal ratios.so 6/a=18/6 Solve that for a

Mertsj
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Yes. Now find b. You know that a+b=18

Mertsj
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Now find d using your choice of similar triangles of the pythagorean theorem.

Mertsj
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Using the small triangle:\[a^2+d^2=6^2\] \[2^2+d^2=36\] \[d^2=32\] \[d=\sqrt{16(2)}\] \[d=4\sqrt{2}\]

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0wow :) thanks can you please help me with one more problem.. i'll just post the image here

Mertsj
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Well, there aren't any numbers given so if you want numerical values there has to be more information.

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0the answer might not be in numerical value

Mertsj
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Well we could use the pythagorean theorem and leave the answers in terms of x, y , and z

Mertsj
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1What I really think is that if you would look carefully, you would find sosme values

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0how? i'm not good at this..

Mertsj
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1read the directions. Perhaps it says something at the beginning of the problem set.

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0nope there isnt any..

Mertsj
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1What class are you taking?

Mertsj
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1It helps me know the level of understanding you are supposed to exhibit.

Mertsj
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1So z^2=y^2+(x+1)^2 z=sqrt(y^2+(x+1)^2)

Mertsj
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1(x+1)^2+y^2=z^2 (x+1)^2=z^2y^2 x+1=sqrt(z^2y^2) x=sqrt(z^2y^2)1

Mertsj
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1x^2+y^2=(x+2)^2 y^2=(x+2)^2x^2 y=sqrt[(x+2)^2x^2]

Mertsj
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Those will have to do until you find some numerical values.
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