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    Altitude Length

    "Find the length of the altitude of a right triangle.The hypotenuse is separated into lengths of 6 and 15"

    Anyone can help me with some solving steps? I just don't know how to set it up; I don't get the whole geometric mean thing and how to apply it to these kind of problems
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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainBlank View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by xolauren23x View Post
    "Find the length of the altitude of a right triangle.The hypotenuse is separated into lengths of 6 and 15"

    Anyone can help me with some solving steps? I just don't know how to set it up; I don't get the whole geometric mean thing and how to apply it to these kind of problems
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    Is that the complete question? It seems not to make sense.

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    Hello, xolauren23x!

    Find the length of the altitude of a right triangle.
    The hypotenuse is separated into lengths of 6 and 15.
    Code:
                  C
                  *
                 *|  *
                * |     *
               *  |        *
              *   |           *
             *    |h             *
            *     |                 *
           *      |                    *
        A * - - - * - - - - - - - - - - - * C
              6   D          15

    Angle C = 90.
    Altitude h = AD divides the hypotenuse into: AD = 6 and DC = 15.

    That geometric mean theorem says: .h .= .(6)(15)
    . . . . . . . . . . . . . __ . . . . .__
    Therefore: .h .= .√90 .= .3√10

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