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 h = \sqrt{c_1 c_2}


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

Number of problems found: 39

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Same area
    euclid_4 There is a given triangle. Construct a square of the same area.
  • Free space in the garden
    euklid The grandfather's free space in the garden was in the shape of a rectangular triangle with 5 meters and 12 meters in length. He decided to divide it into two parts and the height of the hypotenuse. For the smaller part creates a rock garden, for the large
  • Squares above sides
    pataVysky Two squares are constructed on two sides of the ABC triangle. The square area above the BC side is 25 cm2. The height vc to the side AB is 3 cm long. The heel P of height vc divides the AB side in a 2: 1 ratio. The AC side is longer than the BC side. Calc
  • 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?
  • 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?
  • 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.
  • RT sides
    described_circle_right_triangle Find the sides of a rectangular triangle if legs a + b = 17cm and the radius of the written circle ρ = 2cm.
  • Isosceles triangle 9
    iso_triangle Given an isosceles triangle ABC where AB= AC. The perimeter is 64cm and altitude is 24cm. Find the area of the isosceles 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?
  • 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.
  • Triangle KLM
    klm_triangle In the rectangular triangle KLM, where is hypotenuse m (sketch it!) find the length of the leg k and the height of triangle h if hypotenuse's segments are known mk = 5cm and ml = 15cm
  • Euclid theorems
    euklidova_veta_trojuhelnik_nakres Calculate the sides of a right triangle if leg a = 6 cm and a section of the hypotenuse, which is located adjacent the second leg b is 5cm.
  • Triangle ABC
    lalala In a triangle ABC with the side BC of length 2 cm The middle point of AB. Points L and M split AC side into three equal lines. KLM is isosceles triangle with a right angle at the point K. Determine the lengths of the sides AB, AC triangle ABC.
  • Sides of the triangle
    herons Calculate triangle sides where its area is S = 84 cm2 and a = x, b = x + 1, xc = x + 2
  • Euclid 5
    euclid_3 Calculate the length of remain sides of a right triangle ABC if a = 7 cm and height vc = 5 cm.
  • Circles
    pyt_theorem In the circle with a radius 7.5 cm are constructed two parallel chord whose lengths are 9 cm and 12 cm. Calculate the distance of these chords (if there are two possible solutions write both).
  • Euclidean distance
    euclidean Calculate the Euclidean distance between shops A, B and C, where: A 45 0.05 B 60 0.05 C 52 0.09 Wherein the first figure is the weight in grams of bread and second figure is price in USD.
  • Goat and circles
    equation_nonlinear What is the radius of a circle centered on the other circle and the intersection of the two circles is equal to half the area of the first circle? This task is the mathematical expression of the role of agriculture. The farmer has circular land on which g

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