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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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UmmmHELP
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ganeshie8
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try seting up an useful proportion (similar triangles)

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

aajugdar
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see

UmmmHELP
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what? @aajugdar

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

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

UmmmHELP
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I got 11.4? @ganeshie8

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

aajugdar
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yeah i am looking too :D

UmmmHELP
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okay haha i was confused @aajugdar

ganeshie8
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:) thats right

aajugdar
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yeah he is right
thats final answer

UmmmHELP
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not an option...

aajugdar
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what are the options

genius12
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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.

UmmmHELP
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idk now the time ran up on the assignment

aajugdar
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well

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:\[\sqrt{130}\]
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okay.... well thanks guys!