anonymous
  • anonymous
The figure below shows a bamboo support made to hold bean plants. What is the distance between the points X and Z of the support? Show all the steps you used to find your answer.
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anonymous
  • anonymous
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Mertsj
  • Mertsj
Each leg is the geometric mean of the hypotenuse and the segment of the hypotenuse adjacent to the leg.
anonymous
  • anonymous
Me=confused... Haha .

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Mertsj
  • Mertsj
\[\frac{8}{10}=\frac{10}{XZ}\]
anonymous
  • anonymous
Oh wait.. I think I know how to do it now.. Thank you :)
anonymous
  • anonymous
Okay, I was wrong . I still don't get it :/
Directrix
  • Directrix
Theorem: If an altitude is drawn to the hypotenuse of a right triangle, either leg of the triangle is the geometric mean between the length of the hypotenuse and the segment of the hypotenuse adjacent to that leg. 8 is to 10 as 10 is to XZ Note that XZ = 8 + AZ 8/10 = 10/(8 + AZ) 4/5 = 10/(8 + AZ) 4( 8 + AZ) = 50 32 + 4 AZ = 50 4 AZ = 50 - 32 4 AZ = 18 AZ = 18/4 = 9/2 = 4.5 XZ = 8 + AZ XZ = 8 + 4.5 = 12.5 ---> Answer

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