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MaryJSmith
When an altitude is drawn to the hypotenuse of a right triangle, the lengths of the segments of the hypotenuse are 16 and 64. What is the length of the altitude? A) 4 B) 8 C) 16 D) 32
so from the postulate of height we know that the lenght of height squared is equal to the sum of their proiects squared
so hence the lenght of altitude will be squarroot(16^2 +64^2)
do you know the height item inside a triangle ?
check it on wikiipedia and will be secure that you will can understanding it sure
so i think that there will be wrote for you understandably
so you have checked it there please ?
i don't understand it .
my mom just explained it to me . i'm good now :) thanks!!
Theorem: If the altitude is drawn to the hypotenuse of a right triangle, the length of the altitude is the geometric mean between the lengths of the segments of the hypotenuse. If a represents the length of the altitude, then the theorem says that 16 is to a as a is to 64. 16/a = a/64 a^2 = 16*64 a = 4* 8 a = 32 -----> Answer -->D) 32
Thanks , I would've gotten that wrong :)