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Given right triangle ABC with altitude BD drawn to hypotenuse AC. If AD=4 and DC=8, what is the length of BD? (Note: the figure is not drawn to scale.)

 Oct 4, 2021
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Given a right triangle ABC with altitude BD drawn to hypotenuse AC. If AD=4 and DC=8, what is the length of BD?

 

BD/4 = 8/BD

 

BD = sqrt(4 * 8)

 

BD = 2√8

 Oct 4, 2021
edited by Guest  Oct 4, 2021

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