Geometry

posted by .

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?

  • Geometry -

    by similar triangles, since angle B is common to both ABC and CBD, and AB = 10,

    6/10 = AD/8
    AD = 4.8

Respond to this Question

First Name
School Subject
Your Answer

Similar Questions

  1. geometry

    In the diagram below, the length of the legs AC and BC of right triangle ABC are 6cm and 8cm, respectively.Altitude CD is drawm to the hypotenuse of triangle ABC. what is the lenght of AD to the nearest tenth of a centimeter?
  2. Math(Geometry)

    In the diagram below(no diagram but details will be provided), right triangle ABC and line BD is an altitude to side line AC. * Prove that (AB)^2=(AC)(AD) -When you label the triangle B should be were the right angle is C should be …
  3. Geometry

    In right triangle ABC, the median to the hypotenuse has length 15 units and the altitude to the hypotenuse has length 12 units. What is the legth of the shorter leg of triangle ABC?
  4. geometry

    Jim has put a fence along the side AC of the triangular patch of land shown below. A right angle triangle ABC is shown having length of one leg equal to 6 meters. The measure of angle ABC is 90 degrees. A fence is shown on the hypotenuse …
  5. Trig

    Its a 30-60-90 triangle there's a line in the center that= 10 a. What is the length of the hypotenuse of triangle ABC?
  6. Geometry

    The altitude to the hypotenuse of a right triangle ABC divides the hypotenuse into 12mm and 16mm segments. Find the lengths of each of the following. A. The altitude to the hypotenuse B. The shorter leg of angle ABC C. The longer leg …
  7. Math

    the altitude, AD, to the hypotenuse BC of right triangle ABC divides the hypotenuse into segments that are 8 and 10 cm long. find the length of the altitude.
  8. Math

    the right triangle ABC, the altitude from vertex C divides the hypotenuse into two segments, one of length 2 and the other of length 16. Find the perimeter of triangle ABC.
  9. Geometry

    The length of a hypotenuse of a right triangle is 29 feet. The Altitude drawn perpendicular to the hypotenuse is 10 feet. What are the lengths of the two legs?
  10. math

    In isosceles right triangle ABC, point D is on hypotenuse BC such that AD is an altitude of triangle ABC and DC = 5. What is the area of triangle ABC?

More Similar Questions