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Suppose that there is a right triangle ABC such that the legs AB and AC have lengths 4sqrt2 and 2 respectively. What is the length of the median BM?

bbelt711  Aug 1, 2017
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We can use the Pythagorean Theorem, here

 

BM  =  sqt [ (4sqrt(2) ^2 + 1^2 ]  =    sqrt ( 32 + 1 )  =   sqrt (33) ≈  5.74

 

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CPhill  Aug 1, 2017

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