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.)

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**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

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

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