The right triangle altitude theorem - high school - math 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: 38

  • Euclid3
    euclid2 Calculate height and sides of the right triangle, if one leg is a = 81 cm and section of hypotenuse adjacent to the second leg cb = 39 cm.
  • 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.
  • Area of RT
    right_triangle_sepia Calculate the right triangle area that hypotenuse has length 14, and one hypotenuse segment has length 5.
  • Hypotenuse and height
    euklides In a right triangle is length of the hypotenuse c = 56 cm and height hc = 4 cm. Determine the length of both trangle legs.
  • 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 to the second leg b is 5cm.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • An observer
    tower An observer standing west of the tower sees its top at an altitude angle of 45 degrees. After moving 50 meters to the south, he sees its top at an altitude angle of 30 degrees. How tall is the tower?
  • Rectangle
    rectangle_ABCD In rectangle ABCD with sides |AB|=19, |AD|=16 is from point A guided perpendicular to the diagonal BD, which intersects at point P. Determine the ratio ?.
  • Isosceles triangle 9
    iso_triangle Given an isosceles triangle ABC where AB= AC. The perimeter is 64cm, and the altitude is 24cm. Find the area of the isosceles triangle.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Tangents
    tangents To circle with a radius of 41 cm from the point R guided two tangents. The distance of both points of contact is 16 cm. Calculate the distance from point R and circle centre.
  • 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).
  • Rhombus
    rhomus_circle It is given a rhombus of side length a = 19 cm. Touchpoints of inscribed circle divided his sides into sections a1 = 5 cm and a2 = 14 cm. Calculate the radius r of the circle and the length of the diagonals of the rhombus.
  • Rhombus and inscribed circle
    rhombus_2 It is given a rhombus with side a = 6 cm and the radius of the inscribed circle r = 2 cm. Calculate the length of its two diagonals.
  • Paratrooper
    padak 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
  • 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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