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 one year ago
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.
 one year ago
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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UmmmHELP
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0A. 60/13 B. 65/12 C. 156/4 D. not enough information

ganeshie8
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1dw:1363902877888:dw

ganeshie8
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1you familiar with similar triangles ?

UmmmHELP
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0im not to good with this section...

ganeshie8
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1good, we can use that... do u see any two useful triangles we can use ?

UmmmHELP
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0ugh well I know its split up into two but...

ganeshie8
 one year ago
Best 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 = ?

ganeshie8
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1thats it, we are done. thats your length of altitude to hypotenuse !

UmmmHELP
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0okay but what do I match it with? like to get one of the options for an answer?

ganeshie8
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1ha here is lil more complete solution, see if u get it. BD/BA = BC/AC h/5 = 12/13 h = 5*12/13 h = ?

ganeshie8
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1BD/BA = BC/AC h/5 = 12/13 h = 5*12/13 h = 60/13
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