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Directrix
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1The 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.

Directrix
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Go ahead. I was just writing up a drawing for this problem.

Directrix
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1@sharon_penn I'm waiting for you to say something about solving the equations on the attachment.

Directrix
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1I know how to do this and will help if you will just tell me what your thinking is on the problem.

sharon_penn
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0My thought was that the sides would equal so I thought that the answer x=2sqrt3 y=4 was correct

Directrix
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1I'll work the equation here. y/12 = 28/y y = 4*sqrt(21)

Directrix
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.116/x = x/28 x = 8*sqrt(7)

Directrix
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Is that what you got?

sharon_penn
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0no but I see how you got it :)

Directrix
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Okay. Learn those Geometry theorems. :)
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