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Mensuration Question

  1. Oct 5, 2011 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    Choose the correct answer :
    In a right angled triangle with sides x and y, hypotenuse z, the altitude drawn on the hypotenuse is a, then:

    a) xy = a^2
    b) 1/x+1/y = 1/a
    c)x^2+y^2=2a^2
    d)1/x^2+1/y^2=1/a^




    2. Relevant equations

    x^2+y^2=z^2

    3. The attempt at a solution
     
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  3. Oct 5, 2011 #2

    NascentOxygen

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    You need to draw the diagram, to show that you understand the question.

    Correct answer is:

    (e) none of the above
     
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