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Pac1f1cIslander
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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?
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Pac1f1cIslander Group Title
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 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
It's 20 right?
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Pac1f1cIslander Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Can you help? please?
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theyatin Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
just apply Pythagorean theoram
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Pac1f1cIslander Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
I get 29.7
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Pac1f1cIslander Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
...and it isn't an option...
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@Hero
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Pac1f1cIslander Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
I just need help with the concept so I can do the 24 other questions on my own...
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ujjwal Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Do you have a diagram?
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Pac1f1cIslander Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
No, there isn't one provided...the options are 20 25 41 50
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ujjwal Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
dw:1341768017319:dwShould it be like this?
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theyatin Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
now the possible answer is 20
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Pac1f1cIslander Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
I guess @ujjwal
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theyatin Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
beacause the altitude can't be more than length of hypotnese
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rix Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
The 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.
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Pac1f1cIslander Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
So 41 divided is 20? What? :O
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rix Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
No, it is meant like this: dw:1341768231089:dw No, but the square root of (16 times 25) is 20. AFAIK.
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Pac1f1cIslander Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
So whenever I come across a probllem like this I just multiply the two hypotenuses and square the solution to get my answer?
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rix Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
no, you multiply the two parts of the one hypothenusis and then take the sqare root of it.
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Pac1f1cIslander Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Okay, thanks! :)I understand now :)
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rix Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Great! Happy to help.
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