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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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  1. UmmmHELP
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    A. 60/13 B. 65/12 C. 156/4 D. not enough information

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  2. ganeshie8
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    |dw:1363902877888:dw|

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    you familiar with similar triangles ?

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  4. UmmmHELP
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    ehhh

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  5. UmmmHELP
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    im not to good with this section...

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  6. ganeshie8
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    good, we can use that... do u see any two useful triangles we can use ?

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  7. UmmmHELP
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    ugh well I know its split up into two but...

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  8. ganeshie8
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    \(\triangle CBA \sim \triangle CDB\) lets setup a proportion :- BD/BA = BC/AC h/5 = 12/13 h = ?

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  9. UmmmHELP
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    i got 4.6?

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  10. ganeshie8
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    thats looks right !

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  11. UmmmHELP
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    okay! now what?

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  12. ganeshie8
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    thats it, we are done. thats your length of altitude to hypotenuse !

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  13. UmmmHELP
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    okay but what do I match it with? like to get one of the options for an answer?

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  14. ganeshie8
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    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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  15. UmmmHELP
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    yeah no haha ughh

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  16. ganeshie8
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    BD/BA = BC/AC h/5 = 12/13 h = 5*12/13 h = 60/13

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  17. UmmmHELP
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    Ohh okay

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  18. UmmmHELP
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    Thanks @ganeshie8

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    np.. yw!

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