In isosceles right triangle ABC, point D is on hypotenuse line BC such that line AD is an altitude of triangle ABC and DC = 5. What is the area of triangle ABC?


I've been working on this one for a while.  Any help is appeciated!

AnonymousConfusedGuy  Feb 22, 2018

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Since it is an isoc right triangle the two legs are the same length (and the angles of the triangle are 90 45 45)       Line DC = 5    Line BD = 5    AND Line AD will equal 5   

Area of smaller triangle = 1/2 (5)(5)        Total area will be the sum of the two small triangles (which are identical)    2 x 1/2 5 x 5 = 25 units^2

ElectricPavlov  Feb 22, 2018

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