anonymous
  • anonymous
http://oi46.tinypic.com/10fqdll.jpg What is JH? median perpendicular bisector angle bisector altitude
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  • chestercat
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anonymous
  • anonymous
So this is a multiple choice question. Do you have definitions for each term?
anonymous
  • anonymous
Yes,But im not sure which one is the answer,i think is altitude but im i correct?
anonymous
  • anonymous
Let's see. Why do you think altitude? What's it's definition?

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anonymous
  • anonymous
If you look at the diagram, there is a gray box next to point 'H' signifying a right angle, so the line segment 'JH' forms a right angle with line segment 'CB'
anonymous
  • anonymous
A line segment representing 'altitude' must go through a vertex and form a right angle with one of the edges of the triangle.
anonymous
  • anonymous
And, 'JH' can't be an 'altitude' because it originates at point J on line segment 'AB', not at a vertex.
anonymous
  • anonymous
Oh alright,Well Im not sure which one is the answer,Do you have an idea>?
anonymous
  • anonymous
I do, you're close if you chose altitude because of the formation of the 90 degree, right angle
anonymous
  • anonymous
What other possibility requires the formation of a right angle?
anonymous
  • anonymous
It has to be Perpendicular bisector then?
anonymous
  • anonymous
Yeah man! And it's really the apt term because perpendicular basically means 'forms a right angle'
anonymous
  • anonymous
You can also see the tick marks on either side of 'H' on the line segment 'CB'. Those marks signify that 'CH' and 'HB' have the same length, that's what the perpendicular bisector does: it basically splits the line segment into 2 separate and equal length parts
anonymous
  • anonymous
So 'H' is the midpoint of 'CB' too
anonymous
  • anonymous
Does this make sense?
anonymous
  • anonymous
Yeah thanx @dpflan
anonymous
  • anonymous
No problem, good luck with the rest of your work

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