Where have I selected a base? All the problem says is that the length of one of (the three) heights in this triangle is 6.Originally posted by chroot
No, if you first select one side as a base, a triangle has only one height. Sorry.
Your initial statement completely specifies the triangle, where is the difficulty?Originally posted by Chen
Where have I selected a base? All the problem says is that the length of one of (the three) heights in this triangle is 6.
Is it not possible that the height whose length is 6, is perpendicular to the hypotenuse of this triangle?Originally posted by Integral
Your initial statement completely specifies the triangle, where is the difficulty?
The triangle you describe is a 3-4-5 triangle, one of the most useful combinations of all right triangles. Now tell us why finding this area should be difficult?
I did not realize that the answer to a question depends on the inquirer. And if you really thought I were a schoolchild you could at least pretend to be nice about it, because if I really were a 10 year old your replies would have been insulting to me. Luckily I have passed that age and I am just saddened by the fact that it is a mentor - who should set an example for others - that speaks like this.Originally posted by chroot
We don't really have time here for your little riddles. Sorry. At the very least, if you're "challenging" us with a riddle, label it as such. We thought you were a schoolchild who didn't understand how to find the area of triangles.
So you've got one those infinitely large triangles lying around have you?Originally posted by Chen
Is it not possible that the height whose length is 6, is perpendicular to the hypotenuse of this triangle?
Your question, as originally posted, was "what is the area of a right triangle with one leg 6 feet and hypotenuse 10 feet?", which is a schoolchild's question.Originally posted by Chen
And if you really thought I were a schoolchild you could at least pretend to be nice about it
Oh no.I am just saddened by the fact that it is a mentor - who should set an example for others - that speaks like this.