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## #1 2013-04-08 14:24:05

cooljackiec
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### altituds

Find the length of the shortest altitude of a triangle with sides of lengths 10, 24, and 26.

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## #2 2013-04-08 15:11:29

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### Re: altituds

Hi;

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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## #3 2013-04-10 11:57:25

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### Re: altituds

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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## #4 2013-04-10 20:23:26

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### Re: altituds

Is it

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## #5 2013-04-10 21:24:46

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### Re: altituds

I would say that is correct.

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## #6 2013-04-11 11:38:14

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### Re: altituds

thanks!

in triangle RST, RS = 13. ST = 14, and RT  15. If M is midpoint of ST, what is M?

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## #7 2013-04-11 12:23:03

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### Re: altituds

Hi cooljackiec;

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

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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## #8 2013-04-11 14:52:27

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### Re: altituds

What is M

?????

Last edited by Agnishom (2013-04-11 15:01:04)

'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
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## #9 2013-04-11 16:43:35

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### Re: altituds

Hi Agnishom;

It is the midpoint of one of the sides.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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## #10 2013-04-11 16:53:33

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### Re: altituds

His 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'
I'm not crazy, my mother had me tested.

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## #11 2013-04-11 16:58:34

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### Re: altituds

You 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.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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## #12 2013-04-12 00:44:58

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### Re: altituds

Just 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

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## #13 2013-04-12 10:30:26

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### Re: altituds

yes, it was RM. thanks

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## #14 2013-04-12 12:11:11

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### Re: altituds

Hi cooljackiec;

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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## #15 2013-04-12 14:05:32

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### Re: altituds

'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'
I'm not crazy, my mother had me tested.

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## #16 2013-04-17 12:11:22

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### Re: altituds

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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## #17 2013-04-17 13:14:09

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### Re: altituds

Hi;

For the first one I am getting 27 / 32.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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## #18 2013-04-17 13:32:16

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### Re: altituds

thanks!

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You must be plotting something

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## #19 2013-04-18 11:55:05

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### Re: altituds

any input on second problem? i havent gotten much

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## #20 2013-04-18 11:57:00

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### Re: altituds

I am getting 9 as the answer.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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## #21 2013-06-02 01:56:53

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### Re: altituds

Is it just me or do we not need the length of AB in the last question?

Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.
Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment
The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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## #22 2013-06-02 06:04:38

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### Re: altituds

Hi;

AB is 40 but now I think we need more info. The length of AC would be nice.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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## #23 2013-06-02 06:05:19

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### Re: altituds

We do not need the length of AB.

Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.
Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment
The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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## #24 2013-06-02 06:09:36

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### Re: altituds

Of course we need AB but it is given.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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## #25 2013-06-02 06:11:36

anonimnystefy
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### Re: altituds

We do not need it. Did you try drawing a picture in GG and then changing AB?

Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.
Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment
The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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