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sharon_penn

  • one year ago

help please

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  1. sharon_penn
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  7. Directrix
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    The theorem I think we need is this one: Theorem: If an altitude is drawn to the hypotenuse of a right triangle, either leg of the triangle is the geometric mean between the length of the hypotenuse and the segment of the hypotenuse adjacent to that leg.

  8. sharon_penn
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    go on

  9. Directrix
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    Go ahead. I was just writing up a drawing for this problem.

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  11. Directrix
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    @sharon_penn I'm waiting for you to say something about solving the equations on the attachment.

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    I know how to do this and will help if you will just tell me what your thinking is on the problem.

  13. sharon_penn
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    My thought was that the sides would equal so I thought that the answer x=2sqrt3 y=4 was correct

  14. sharon_penn
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    am i right?

  15. Directrix
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    I'll work the equation here. y/12 = 28/y y = 4*sqrt(21)

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    awesome

  17. Directrix
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    16/x = x/28 x = 8*sqrt(7)

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    Is that what you got?

  19. sharon_penn
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    no but I see how you got it :)

  20. Directrix
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    Okay. Learn those Geometry theorems. :)

  21. sharon_penn
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    ty

  22. Directrix
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    Glad to help.

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