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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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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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jhonyy9Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
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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jhonyy9Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
so hence the lenght of altitude will be squarroot(16^2 +64^2)
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jhonyy9Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
do you know the height item inside a triangle ?
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jhonyy9Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
check it on wikiipedia and will be secure that you will can understanding it sure
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jhonyy9Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
so i think that there will be wrote for you understandably
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jhonyy9Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
so you have checked it there please ?
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MaryJSmithBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
i don't understand it .
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MaryJSmithBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
my mom just explained it to me . i'm good now :) thanks!!
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DirectrixBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
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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MaryJSmithBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Thanks , I would've gotten that wrong :)
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