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

    Quote Originally Posted by chiro View Post
    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.
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    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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