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

1. ## 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.

2. ## 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?

3. ## 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?

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

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.

5. ## 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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