In the figure below, ABCD is a parallelogram, AD = 18 and DC = 27. Segments EG (which is a repeating decimal) and FH (which is a repeating decimal) are perpendicular to sides of the parallelogram as shown, and EG = 40. Determine FH.

Guest Oct 18, 2020

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If you visualize moving EG left so that G coincides with D,

you have a right triangle, such that:

• AE is one leg,

• EG (aka ED) is the other leg, and

• AD is the hypotenuse.

It is given that AD = 18 and EG = 40. This cannot be true.

One leg of a right triangle cannot be larger than the hypotenuse.

Also, EG would not be considered a segment. There's something wrong in the problem.

Guest Oct 18, 2020