# Can someone please draw me this triangle?

• May 16th 2013, 07:05 PM
Paze
Can someone please draw me this triangle?
Problem 5. Let ABC be a triangle with \BCA = 90, and let D be the foot of the altitude from
C. Let X be a point in the interior of the segment CD. Let K be the point on the segment AX
such that BK = BC. Similarly, let L be the point on the segment BX such that AL = AC. Let M
be the point of intersection of AL and BK.
Show that MK = ML.

Here's my drawing but I'm not sure if it's right. Also it's a little clumsy.

I'm having a problem understanding ''D be the foot of the altitude from C''. Am I to draw a angle from C to form D like I do? Because if so, then I find it strange that they word the next paragraph: ''Let X be a point in the interior of the segment CD.'' That doesn't seem to make much sense to call it 'interior' of the segment. It's just segment CD...

http://i.imgur.com/GGVm3u9.png
• May 17th 2013, 02:10 AM
emakarov
Re: Can someone please draw me this triangle?
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Originally Posted by Paze
I'm having a problem understanding ''D be the foot of the altitude from C''. Am I to draw a angle from C to form D like I do?

Yes, D lies on AB and angle ADC is 90 degrees.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Paze
Because if so, then I find it strange that they word the next paragraph: ''Let X be a point in the interior of the segment CD.'' That doesn't seem to make much sense to call it 'interior' of the segment. It's just segment CD...

I think it means that X lies between C and D and is different from C and D.
• May 17th 2013, 08:47 AM
Paze
Re: Can someone please draw me this triangle?
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Originally Posted by emakarov
Yes, D lies on AB and angle ADC is 90 degrees.

I think it means that X lies between C and D and is different from C and D.

Yes, but I would just say: ''Let X be a point on CD''. A point in the interior of a segment means that a segment has been split up into two or more part and the point would be on the inside of one of these...

• May 20th 2013, 08:02 PM
ibdutt
Re: Can someone please draw me this triangle?
• May 21st 2013, 12:57 AM
Paze
Re: Can someone please draw me this triangle?
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Originally Posted by ibdutt

Thank you! What program did you use?
• May 23rd 2013, 07:25 PM
ibdutt
Re: Can someone please draw me this triangle?
Hello, i work on MS Word. i draw diagrams using insert tab. Enclosing a screen shot for reference.Attachment 28442
• May 23rd 2013, 11:02 PM
Paze
Re: Can someone please draw me this triangle?
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Originally Posted by ibdutt
Hello, i work on MS Word. i draw diagrams using insert tab. Enclosing a screen shot for reference.Attachment 28442

Ah, cool. Thank you!