Prove that in a right triangle with a 30 degree angle, the side opposite that angle is half as long as the hypotenuse. Thanks.

- Nov 20th 2010, 10:27 PMRoyJonesProving the side in a triangle is half as long as the hypotenuse.
Prove that in a right triangle with a 30 degree angle, the side opposite that angle is half as long as the hypotenuse. Thanks.

- Nov 20th 2010, 10:52 PMAlso sprach Zarathustra
Block the triangle with a circle, the circle radius is c/2(why?)... now what?

- Nov 21st 2010, 08:09 AMSoroban
Hello, RoyJones!

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Prove that in a right triangle with a 30 degree angle,

the side opposite that angle is half as long as the hypotenuse.

Draw an equilateral triangle with an altitude.

The proof should be obvious.Code:`*`

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