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Find the length of the altitude drawn to the hypotenuse. The triangle is not drawn to scale.

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  1. UmmmHELP
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  2. ganeshie8
    • 3 years ago
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    try seting up an useful proportion (similar triangles)

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

  4. aajugdar
    • 3 years ago
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    see

  5. UmmmHELP
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    what? @aajugdar

  6. ganeshie8
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    ok, here il tell you a shortcut : height of altitude = geometric mean of hypotenuse segments.

  7. ganeshie8
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    \(h = \sqrt{5*26}\)

  8. UmmmHELP
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    I got 11.4? @ganeshie8

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

  10. aajugdar
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    yeah i am looking too :D

  11. UmmmHELP
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    okay haha i was confused @aajugdar

  12. ganeshie8
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    :) thats right

  13. aajugdar
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    yeah he is right thats final answer

  14. UmmmHELP
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    not an option...

  15. aajugdar
    • 3 years ago
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    what are the options

  16. genius12
    • 3 years ago
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    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
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    idk now the time ran up on the assignment

  18. aajugdar
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    well

  19. genius12
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    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
    • 3 years ago
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    okay.... well thanks guys!

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