The right triangle altitude theorem - math word problems

The altitude to the hypotenuse is the geometric mean of the two segments of the hypotenuse. Each leg of the right triangle is the mean proportional of the hypotenuse and the segment of the hypotenuse that is adjacent to the leg.

h=c1c2


Also known as a geometric mean theorem. Geometric mean theorem is a special case of the chord theorem.

Number of problems found: 43

  • RT - hypotenuse and altitude
    pravy_trojuholnik Right triangle BTG has hypotenuse g=117 m and altitude to g is 54 m. How long are hypotenuse segments?
  • Right 24
    euclid_theorem Right isosceles triangle has an altitude x drawn from the right angle to the hypotenuse dividing it into 2 unequal segments. The length of one segment is 5 cm. What is the area of the triangle? Thank you.
  • Right isosceles triangle
    euclid_theorem_1 Right isosceles triangle has an altitude x drawn from the right angle to the hypotenuse dividing it into 2 equal segments. The length of one segment is 5 cm. What is the area of the triangle?
  • Euclid2
    euclid In right triangle ABC with right angle at C is given side a=27 and height v=12. Calculate the perimeter of the triangle.
  • Triangle ABC
    ABC Right triangle ABC with right angle at the C, |BC|=18, |AB|=33. Calculate the height of the triangle hAB to the side AB.
  • Without Euclid laws
    euclid_1 Right triangle ABC with right angle at the C has a=5 and hypotenuse c=19. Calculate the height h of this triangle without the use of Euclidean laws.
  • Leg and height
    right_triangles Solve right triangle with height v = 9.6 m and shorter cathetus b = 17.3 m.
  • Euklid4
    euclid_2 Legs of a right triangle have dimensions 244 m and 246 m. Calculate the length of the hypotenuse and the height of this right triangle.
  • Hypotenuse - RT
    triangle_bac_1 A triangle has a hypotenuse of 55 and an altitude to the hypotenuse of 33. What is the area of the triangle?
  • Right triangle - ratio
    rt_triangle The lengths of the legs of the right triangle ABC are in ratio b = 2: 3. The hypotenuse is 10 cm long. Calculate the lengths of the legs of that triangle.
  • Same area
    euclid_4 There is a given triangle. Construct a square of the same area.
  • Right Δ
    ruler A right triangle has the length of one leg 11 cm and the hypotenuse 61 cm size. Calculate the height of the triangle.
  • RT triangle and height
    345 Calculate the remaining sides of the right triangle if we know side b = 4 cm long and height to side c h = 2.4 cm.
  • Conical area
    cones_2 A right angled triangle has sides a=12 and b=19 in right angle. The hypotenuse is c. If the triangle rotates on the c side as axis, find the volume and surface area of conical area created by this rotation.
  • Area of RT
    sandwich_rt In the right triangle has orthogonal projections of legs to the hypotenuse lengths 7 cm and 12 cm. Determine the area of ​​this triangle.
  • Euclid1
    pravitko Right triangle has hypotenuse c = 27 cm. How large sections cuts height hc=3 cm on the hypotenuse c?
  • Proof PT
    pytagoras Can you easily prove Pythagoras theorem using Euclidean theorems? If so, do it.
  • Isosceles IV
    iso_triangle In an isosceles triangle ABC is |AC| = |BC| = 13 and |AB| = 10. Calculate the radius of the inscribed (r) and described (R) circle.
  • Euclid 5
    euclid_3 Calculate the length of remain sides of a right triangle ABC if a = 7 cm and height vc = 5 cm.
  • Medians in right triangle
    triangle_rt_taznice It is given a right triangle, angle C is 90 degrees. I know it medians t1 = 8 cm and median t2 = 12 cm. .. How to calculate the length of the sides?

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