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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

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  1. jhonyy9
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    so from the postulate of height we know that the lenght of height squared is equal to the sum of their proiects squared

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  2. MaryJSmith
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    ?

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    so hence the lenght of altitude will be squarroot(16^2 +64^2)

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    do you know the height item inside a triangle ?

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  5. MaryJSmith
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    no.

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  6. jhonyy9
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    check it on wikiipedia and will be secure that you will can understanding it sure

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    so i think that there will be wrote for you understandably

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    sorry for my english

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  9. jhonyy9
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    so you have checked it there please ?

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  10. MaryJSmith
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    i don't understand it .

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  11. MaryJSmith
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    my mom just explained it to me . i'm good now :) thanks!!

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    ok good luck bye

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    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

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    Thanks , I would've gotten that wrong :)

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