posted by Anonymous .
bisects and is perpendicular to line segments and . = 96 inches, and line segment = 52 inches. What is the length of ?
The answer is 40.
Because, the length of the 96 inch line is.... 96 inches, but that's the full line.
You need half.
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