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Well I am new here but I am really stuck on one of my problems that I was assigned to for HW.
It is..
The length of an altitude of an equilateral triangle is 12 feet. Find the length of a side of the triangle.
I kinda get the concept but this one just blows my mind.
Hello, GeometryBeginner!
Welcome aboard!
The length of an altitude of an equilateral triangle is 12 feet.
Find the length of a side of the triangle.
Did you make a sketch?
See the right triangle?Code:* /|\ / | \ x / | \ x / | \ / |12 \ / | \ / | \ * - - - + - - - * : x/2 : x/2 :
Pythagorus says: .
Now solve for
You should get: .