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Hello friends, I need help with a geometry question...
http://s8.postimage.org/z1zbxoe39/Semicircle_Triangle.jpg this is the triangle.
Here is what we know:
1) PQ is the diameter of the semicircle.
2) OE equals Radius
3) PQ is parallel to BC
4) AD is the altitude to BC
5) BC = 20, AD = 15
Now, the first part of the question asks us to prove that ABC and APQ have similarity. This I managed to do, so treat it as data.
The second part is to find the radius, and this is where I'm stuck...
Plz help me!
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Yes, I did that... And, according to the data, PQ is equal to 2R so:
But AG is unknown, and I don't have the ratio, so I don't understand what I'm supposed to do here. I'm supposed to find something about the small triangle, a relation or something, but I just can't find it... I'm guessing there is a theorem about a semi circle inscribed inside a triangle or something, but I don't know it...
Now I got it! Thanks! But I don't understand, I thought it was illegal to use the same data twice when doing 2 equations/variables... ugh I sat like an hour on this thing now it's solved so simply I feel like I got kicked in the nuts...