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Find the length of the length of the altitude drawn to the hypotenuse. The traingle is not drawn to scale
is that the only given to the problem?
is it not stated that the triangle is 30-60-90?? i can't solved it because of lack of information
owh.. yes.. there is an answer.. sorry
|dw:1348501718990:dw| Using pythagoras theorem for the triangle ABC \(x^2+y^2={31}^2\) Using pythagoras theorem for the triangle ABD \(x^2=5^2+z^2\)-(1) Using pythagoras theorem for the triangle BDC \(y^2=z^2+{26}^2\)-(2) Nw add (1) and (2). then u will get (1)+(2)=>\(x^2+y^2=5^2+z^2+z^2+{26}^2\) \({31}^2=5^2+z^2+z^2+{26}^2\) \(961=25+2z^2+676\) Find z. Can u do?
31/x = x/5 x^2 = 155 x= root155 is it?? i think i forgot how to answer that.. sorry
http://www.cliffsnotes.com/study_guide/Altitude-to-the-Hypotenuse.topicArticleId-18851,articleId-18818.html maybe this might help
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