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The Pythagorean triple 5, 12, 13 represents the lengths of the sides of a right triangle. Find the length of the altitude to the hypotenuse.
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The Pythagorean triple 5, 12, 13 represents the lengths of the sides of a right triangle. Find the length of the altitude to the hypotenuse.
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UmmmHELPBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
A. 60/13 B. 65/12 C. 156/4 D. not enough information
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ganeshie8Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
dw:1363902877888:dw
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ganeshie8Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
you familiar with similar triangles ?
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UmmmHELPBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
im not to good with this section...
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ganeshie8Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
good, we can use that... do u see any two useful triangles we can use ?
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UmmmHELPBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
ugh well I know its split up into two but...
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ganeshie8Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
\(\triangle CBA \sim \triangle CDB\) lets setup a proportion : BD/BA = BC/AC h/5 = 12/13 h = ?
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ganeshie8Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
thats it, we are done. thats your length of altitude to hypotenuse !
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UmmmHELPBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
okay but what do I match it with? like to get one of the options for an answer?
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ganeshie8Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
ha here is lil more complete solution, see if u get it. BD/BA = BC/AC h/5 = 12/13 h = 5*12/13 h = ?
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ganeshie8Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
BD/BA = BC/AC h/5 = 12/13 h = 5*12/13 h = 60/13
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