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

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

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

anonymous
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0im not to good with this section...

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

anonymous
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0ugh well I know its split up into two but...

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

anonymous
 3 years 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
 3 years 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
 3 years 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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