Quantcast

Got Homework?

Connect with other students for help. It's a free community.

  • across
    MIT Grad Student
    Online now
  • laura*
    Helped 1,000 students
    Online now
  • Hero
    College Math Guru
    Online now

Here's the question you clicked on:

55 members online
  • 0 replying
  • 0 viewing

reymerXXVIII Group Title

In a right triangle, a line perpendicular to the hypotenuse drawn from the midpoint of one of the sides divides the hypotenuse into segments which are 10 cm and 6cm long. Find the lengths of the 2 sides of the triangle.

  • one year ago
  • one year ago

  • This Question is Open
  1. Shadowys Group Title
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 1

    |dw:1353498576458:dw| use tan theta to get it. Do you need further help?

    • one year ago
  2. radar Group Title
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 0

    The above drawing is not representative of the problem. The line is supposed to intercept the midpoint of a "side" of the triangle.

    • one year ago
  3. radar Group Title
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 0

    |dw:1366123536832:dw|

    • one year ago
  4. radar Group Title
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 0

    Not that I know how to solve it, but I think that may represent the problem.

    • one year ago
  5. radar Group Title
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 0

    |dw:1366123536832:dw|

    • one year ago
  6. Shadowys Group Title
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 1

    radar, i don't get your drawing==

    • one year ago
  7. radar Group Title
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 0

    Problem states a line is drawn perpendicular (right angle) to the hypotenuse to the midpoint of one of the sides of the triangle (not to the mid angle of the vertice)|dw:1366718909433:dw| Does that clear up the drawing (which by the way, was a previous posted drawing which I attempted to modify to comply with the wording of the problem.

    • one year ago
  8. Shadowys Group Title
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 1

    ah. that cleared that up.

    • one year ago
  9. radar Group Title
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 0

    I was hoping that someone could solve it. (just for my own curiosity and learning) Could you possibly solve it @Shadowys

    • one year ago
  10. Shadowys Group Title
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 1

    |dw:1366878774356:dw| cos theta= 6/d = 2d/10 solving it gives d=sqrt 30 the other side can be found by pythagoras theorem

    • one year ago
    • Attachments:

See more questions >>>

Your question is ready. Sign up for free to start getting answers.

spraguer (Moderator)
5 → View Detailed Profile

is replying to Can someone tell me what button the professor is hitting...

23

  • Teamwork 19 Teammate
  • Problem Solving 19 Hero
  • You have blocked this person.
  • ✔ You're a fan Checking fan status...

Thanks for being so helpful in mathematics. If you are getting quality help, make sure you spread the word about OpenStudy.

This is the testimonial you wrote.
You haven't written a testimonial for Owlfred.