Posted by molly on Friday, June 8, 2012 at 12:15am.
The legs of a right triangle are 3 and 4 units long. Find the lengths, to the nearest tenth, of the segments into which the bisector of the right angle divides the hypotenuse. (Hint: Draw a picture of the triangle, label one segment of the hypotenuse "x," and solve. Then, move the "x" to the other segment of the hypotenuse and solve.)

math  Steve, Friday, June 8, 2012 at 5:30am
the angle bisector theorem says that the hypotenuse of length 5 is divided into two parts in the ratio of 3:4, so the lengths would be 15/7 and 20/7

math  Sapphire aka SNOOKI, Monday, June 2, 2014 at 12:51pm
the lengths would be 15/7 and 20/7
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