Posted by **Anonymous** on Thursday, May 3, 2012 at 9:37am.

bisects and is perpendicular to line segments and . = 96 inches, and line segment = 52 inches. What is the length of ?

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**Katarina**, Monday, May 20, 2013 at 12:33pm
The answer is 40.

Why?

Because, the length of the 96 inch line is.... 96 inches, but that's the full line.

You need half.

96/2=48

52 inches is the hypotenuse.

So, since you're trying to find the bottom line, use the Pythagorean Theorem (A squared +B squared=C squared). Square the hypotenuse (52*52=2704), subtract the longer leg (48squared= 2304) the answer you get should be 400, then get the square root, 20, and double it (since you're looking for the full length) which is 40 :) good luck

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