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Book edition Student Edition
Author(s) Ray C. Jurgensen, Richard G. Brown, John W. Jurgensen
Pages 227 pages
ISBN 9780395977279

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Short Answer

Refer to the figure at the right.

If LM=6and JM=4 find MK.

The required value is MK=6.

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Step by Step Solution

Step 1. Given information.

In the given figure,


Step 2. Concept used.

When the altitude is drawn to the hypotenuse of a right triangle,

The length of the altitude is the geometric mean between the segments of the hypotenuse.

Step 3. Find out the required value by using this concept.

In the given triangle,


Therefore, the required value isMK=6.

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