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

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

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

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

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

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