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Topic: I'm an 11-year-old trying to find the answer to a fairly simple question
Replies: 21   Last Post: May 13, 2000 12:02 PM

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 Jonathan Hoyle Posts: 398 Registered: 12/10/04
Re: I'm an 11-year-old trying to find the answer to a fairly simple question
Posted: May 11, 2000 5:48 PM

>> If the base of an equilateral triangle has a length of 1, what is
>> its height?

Hint: Let's call this trangle ABC. Draw a line segment from A to the
midpoint of BC (call it D). Note that line segment AD bisects angle A
and is the height of the traingle. What can you now say about triangle
ABD? With a little trig, you should now be able to solve for the length

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5/12/00 Dave Seaman
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5/12/00 Jan Kristian Haugland
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5/13/00 Mehdi TIBOUCHI
5/12/00 Richard Carr
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