## UmmmHELP 2 years ago Find the length of the altitude drawn to the hypotenuse. The triangle is not drawn to scale.

1. UmmmHELP

2. ganeshie8

try seting up an useful proportion (similar triangles)

3. UmmmHELP

um? how do you do that..like I said in the last one I am REALLY bad at this section

4. aajugdar

see

5. UmmmHELP

what? @aajugdar

6. ganeshie8

ok, here il tell you a shortcut : height of altitude = geometric mean of hypotenuse segments.

7. ganeshie8

$$h = \sqrt{5*26}$$

8. UmmmHELP

I got 11.4? @ganeshie8

9. UmmmHELP

@aajugdar what do you mean see? you posted that a few mins ago

10. aajugdar

yeah i am looking too :D

11. UmmmHELP

okay haha i was confused @aajugdar

12. ganeshie8

:) thats right

13. aajugdar

yeah he is right thats final answer

14. UmmmHELP

not an option...

15. aajugdar

what are the options

16. genius12

11.4. You can use the geometric mean method that @ganeshie8 suggested or you can make a system of equations and solve for a.

17. UmmmHELP

idk now the time ran up on the assignment

18. aajugdar

well

19. genius12

If 11.4 is not an option then that might mean that the options are in exact form. Is this the option then:$\sqrt{130}$ @UmmmHELP

20. UmmmHELP

okay.... well thanks guys!