Posted by **Alma** on Monday, June 18, 2012 at 10:03pm.

In the diagram below, the length of the legs AC and BC of right

triangle ABC are 6 cm and 8 cm, respectively. Altitude CD is drawn

to the hypotenuse of △ABC.

What is the length of AD to the nearest tenth of a centimeter?

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**Steve**, Tuesday, June 19, 2012 at 4:55am
by similar triangles, since angle B is common to both ABC and CBD, and AB = 10,

6/10 = AD/8

AD = 4.8

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