Geometry
posted by Myles .
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?

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