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    Help with solving this triangle!

    Hi everyone,
    can anyone tell me how to solve thi traingel:


    IF:
    a-b=7
    Hc=24
    c=?
    Last edited by mr fantastic; May 23rd 2011 at 08:44 PM.
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    The altitude through the right angle of a right triangle creates smaller triangles similar to the original.

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    With right triangle sides a < b < c (thus c = hypotenuse),
    height to c = ab / c
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