marcoduuuh
What is the value of x in the figure below?
A. √324
B. 6
C. 27/12
D. 27
E. 16/3
F. √27
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COOKIES FOR HOWEVER HAS THE ANSWER! >:D
mathstudent55
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In a right triangle, When you draw an altitude to the hypotenuse, the new triangles formed are similar to the original triangle, so lengths of sides are proportional.
27/12 = 12/x
Cross multiply and solve for x
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x=16/3?
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You still owe me a shirt btw
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@ash2326 you are super good at this and marcoooss is like one of my friends so can you helps him :3 Pwease?
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Omg, I forgot about that! I'm buying you one right now! (;
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Hi, I'm already here to spoil the mood. What @mathstudent55 is correct, yup.
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YAY. Thanks broskie! (: So the answer is x=16/3?
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Yuppity yuppity yup
mathstudent55
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Yes, x = 16/3