# 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.$h=\sqrt{{c}_{1}{c}_{2}}$

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

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- Paratrooper

After the parachute is opened, the paratrooper drops to the ground at a constant speed of 2 m/s, with the sidewinding at a steady speed of 1.5 m/s. Find: a) the magnitude of its resulting velocity with respect to the ground, b) the distance of his land fr - Squares above sides

Two squares are constructed on two sides of the ABC triangle. The square area above the BC side is 25 cm^{2}. 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 - Goat and circles

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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