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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 25. What is the length of the altitude?
 2 years ago
When an altitude is drawn to the hypotenuse of a right triangle, the lengths of the segments of the hypotenuse are 16 and 25. What is the length of the altitude?

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Pac1f1cIslander
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Can you help? please?

theyatin
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0just apply Pythagorean theoram

Pac1f1cIslander
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0...and it isn't an option...

Pac1f1cIslander
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I just need help with the concept so I can do the 24 other questions on my own...

Pac1f1cIslander
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0No, there isn't one provided...the options are 20 25 41 50

ujjwal
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0dw:1341768017319:dwShould it be like this?

theyatin
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0now the possible answer is 20

Pac1f1cIslander
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I guess @ujjwal

theyatin
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0beacause the altitude can't be more than length of hypotnese

rix
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1The correct answer is 20. In a rectangular triangle, when the hypotenuse is devided by the altitude x into two pieces I will call p and q, the following applies: \[h ^{2} = p q\] In German it is called altitude law of Euklid.

Pac1f1cIslander
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0So 41 divided is 20? What? :O

rix
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1No, it is meant like this: dw:1341768231089:dw No, but the square root of (16 times 25) is 20. AFAIK.

Pac1f1cIslander
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0So whenever I come across a probllem like this I just multiply the two hypotenuses and square the solution to get my answer?

rix
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1no, you multiply the two parts of the one hypothenusis and then take the sqare root of it.

Pac1f1cIslander
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Okay, thanks! :)I understand now :)
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