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What is JH?
median
perpendicular bisector
angle bisector
altitude
 2 years ago
http://oi46.tinypic.com/10fqdll.jpg What is JH? median perpendicular bisector angle bisector altitude

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dpflan
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1So this is a multiple choice question. Do you have definitions for each term?

jhonathanceballos
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Yes,But im not sure which one is the answer,i think is altitude but im i correct?

dpflan
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Let's see. Why do you think altitude? What's it's definition?

dpflan
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1If 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'

dpflan
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1A line segment representing 'altitude' must go through a vertex and form a right angle with one of the edges of the triangle.

dpflan
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1And, 'JH' can't be an 'altitude' because it originates at point J on line segment 'AB', not at a vertex.

jhonathanceballos
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Oh alright,Well Im not sure which one is the answer,Do you have an idea>?

dpflan
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1I do, you're close if you chose altitude because of the formation of the 90 degree, right angle

dpflan
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1What other possibility requires the formation of a right angle?

jhonathanceballos
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0It has to be Perpendicular bisector then?

dpflan
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Yeah man! And it's really the apt term because perpendicular basically means 'forms a right angle'

dpflan
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1You 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

dpflan
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1So 'H' is the midpoint of 'CB' too

jhonathanceballos
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Yeah thanx @dpflan

dpflan
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1No problem, good luck with the rest of your work
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