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Sunshine447
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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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Sunshine447 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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apple_pi Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Ahh got it!
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apple_pi Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
BD/AD = AB/AC CD/AD = AC/AB (inverse of above) so BD/AD = AD/CD
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apple_pi Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
BD*CD=AD^2 Now can you do it?
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@Sunshine447
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Callisto Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
@apple_pi I would do it in this way dw:1344514762278:dw a^2+b^2 = (16+25)^2 a^2 = c^2 + 16^2 (1) b^2 = c^2 + 25^2 (2) (1) + (2) a^2 + b^2 = c^2 + 16^2 + c^2 + 25^2 (16+25)^2 = 2c^2 + 16^2 + 25^2
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Callisto Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
Solve the equation...
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apple_pi Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Nice @Callisto, but does my way work?
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apple_pi Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Oh, sorry forgot this is a new thread
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Callisto Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
It works too :)
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apple_pi Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Did you know this can be used to prove Pythagoras' Theorem?
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Callisto Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
Not sure, the first time I saw this method was in a circle problem. Someone taught me this property... :
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apple_pi Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Hey @Sunshine447! Here's how to do it!
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