# In right triangle RST, TU is the altitude drawn to hypotenuse RS. If RU = 6 and ST =

• Jan 13th 2013, 11:52 AM
moriparty
In right triangle RST, TU is the altitude drawn to hypotenuse RS. If RU = 6 and ST =
In right triangle RST, TU is the altitude drawn to hypotenuse RS. If RU = 6 and ST = 4 then what is US?

a). 2 or 8
b). 8
c). 2
d). 4
e). 2.7

I think it's b). 8 but I'm uncertain.
• Jan 13th 2013, 01:47 PM
chiro
Re: In right triangle RST, TU is the altitude drawn to hypotenuse RS. If RU = 6 and S
Hey moriparty.

I'm unfamiliar with what "altitude drawn" means: can you enlighten me?
• Jan 13th 2013, 02:03 PM
moriparty
Re: In right triangle RST, TU is the altitude drawn to hypotenuse RS. If RU = 6 and S
Let me rephrase:
In right triangle RST, TU is the altitude to hypotenuse RS. If RU = 6 and ST = 4 then what is US?
• Jan 13th 2013, 02:07 PM
Plato
Re: In right triangle RST, TU is the altitude drawn to hypotenuse RS. If RU = 6 and S
Quote:

Originally Posted by chiro
Hey moriparty.
I'm unfamiliar with what "altitude drawn" means: can you enlighten me?

He/she means a perpendicular line segment from the vertex of the right angle to the hypotenuse.
• Jan 13th 2013, 09:52 PM
LoidaWard
Re: In right triangle RST, TU is the altitude drawn to hypotenuse RS. If RU = 6 and S
can you enlighten me?

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