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altitudsFind the length of the shortest altitude of a triangle with sides of lengths 10, 24, and 26. I see you have graph paper. You must be plotting something #3 20130411 09:57:25
Re: altitudsthanks. help on this? I see you have graph paper. You must be plotting something #4 20130411 18:23:26
Re: altitudsIs it 'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.' 'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it' 'Who are you to judge everything?' Alokananda #5 20130411 19:24:46
Re: altitudsI would say that is correct. The limit operator is just an excuse for doing something you know you can't. “It's the subject that nobody knows anything about that we can all talk about!” ― Richard Feynman “Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment #6 20130412 09:38:14
Re: altitudsthanks! I see you have graph paper. You must be plotting something #7 20130412 10:23:03
Re: altitudsHi cooljackiec; In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #8 20130412 12:52:27
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????? Last edited by Agnishom (20130412 13:01:04) 'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.' 'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it' 'Who are you to judge everything?' Alokananda #9 20130412 14:43:35
Re: altitudsHi Agnishom; In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #10 20130412 14:53:33
Re: altitudsHis question isn't clear 'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.' 'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it' 'Who are you to judge everything?' Alokananda #11 20130412 14:58:34
Re: altitudsYou are correct, the OP has left a portion out. I have guessed at that portion. In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #12 20130412 22:44:58
Re: altitudsJust like to point out that there’s an elegant formula for the altitude of a triangle in terms of its side lengths: Given a triangle with sides a, b, c, the altitude perpendicular to the side with length c is given by 134 books currently added on Goodreads #13 20130413 08:30:26
Re: altitudsyes, it was RM. thanks I see you have graph paper. You must be plotting something #14 20130413 10:11:11
Re: altitudsHi cooljackiec; In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #15 20130413 12:05:32
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'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.' 'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it' 'Who are you to judge everything?' Alokananda #16 20130418 10:11:22
Re: altitudsthx. can you answer these, i cant figure them out: I see you have graph paper. You must be plotting something #17 20130418 11:14:09
Re: altitudsHi; In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #18 20130418 11:32:16
Re: altitudsthanks! I see you have graph paper. You must be plotting something #19 20130419 09:55:05
Re: altitudsany input on second problem? i havent gotten much I see you have graph paper. You must be plotting something #21 20130602 23:56:53
Re: altitudsIs it just me or do we not need the length of AB in the last question? The limit operator is just an excuse for doing something you know you can't. “It's the subject that nobody knows anything about that we can all talk about!” ― Richard Feynman “Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment #22 20130603 04:04:38
Re: altitudsHi; In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #23 20130603 04:05:19
Re: altitudsWe do not need the length of AB. The limit operator is just an excuse for doing something you know you can't. “It's the subject that nobody knows anything about that we can all talk about!” ― Richard Feynman “Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment #24 20130603 04:09:36
Re: altitudsOf course we need AB but it is given. In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #25 20130603 04:11:36
Re: altitudsWe do not need it. Did you try drawing a picture in GG and then changing AB? The limit operator is just an excuse for doing something you know you can't. “It's the subject that nobody knows anything about that we can all talk about!” ― Richard Feynman “Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment 