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The altitude of the hypotenuse of a right triangle divides the hypotenuse into segments of lengths 14 and 8. What is the length of the altitude?

  • Geometry - , Tuesday, February 21, 2012 at 10:06pm

    a^2 + b^2 = c^2
    let a = altitude
    b = 8
    c = 14

    a^2 + 8^2 = 14^2
    a^2 = 196 - 64
    a^2 = 132
    a = 11.49

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