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**cooljackiec****Member**- Registered: 2012-12-13
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Find the length of the shortest altitude of a triangle with sides of lengths 10, 24, and 26.

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**cooljackiec****Member**- Registered: 2012-12-13
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thanks. help on this?

a median of a triangle is a line segment from a vertex of a triangle to the midpoint of the opposite side of the triangle. The medians to the legs of a certain right triangle have lengths 13 and 19. What is the length of the hypotenuse of the triangle?

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Is it

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: Harlan's World
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I would say that is correct.

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**cooljackiec****Member**- Registered: 2012-12-13
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in triangle RST, RS = 13. ST = 14, and RT 15. If M is midpoint of ST, what is M?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi cooljackiec;

You have left something out of the question, please copy it the way it was given to you.

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What is M

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi Agnishom;

It is the midpoint of one of the sides.

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His question isn't clear

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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You are correct, the OP has left a portion out. I have guessed at that portion.

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**cooljackiec****Member**- Registered: 2012-12-13
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yes, it was RM. thanks

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi cooljackiec;

Then please take a look at post #7 for the answer.

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**cooljackiec****Member**- Registered: 2012-12-13
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thx. can you answer these, i cant figure them out:

A square and an equilateral triangle have the same perimeter. Let A be the area of the circle circumscribed about the square and B be the area of the circle circumscribed about the triangle. Find A/B .

Let M be the midpoint of side AB of triangle ABC. Angle bisector AD of angle CAB and the perpendicular bisector of side AB meet at X . If AB=40 and MX=9 , then how far is X from line AC?(do this have anything to do with pythag?)

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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For the first one I am getting 27 / 32.

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**cooljackiec****Member**- Registered: 2012-12-13
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thanks!

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**cooljackiec****Member**- Registered: 2012-12-13
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any input on second problem? i havent gotten much

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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I am getting 9 as the answer.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: Harlan's World
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Is it just me or do we not need the length of AB in the last question?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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AB is 40 but now I think we need more info. The length of AC would be nice.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: Harlan's World
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We do not need the length of AB.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Of course we need AB but it is given.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: Harlan's World
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We do not need it. Did you try drawing a picture in GG and then changing AB?

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