Right Triangle Altitudes: Applications


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Which of the following gives the length of line c?

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1. Triangle AEC is similar to…

2. The length of line a is 2, and the length of line b is 8. What is the length of line c?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz and worksheet to answer questions on subjects such as the length of line segments and the relationship between line lengths. The quiz includes some practice math problems.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These tools will assess you on:

  • What certain line segments represent
  • Ways line lengths relate to each other
  • Similarities among triangles

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the connection between line segments
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve practice problems on the measurements of line segments
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding triangle similarity and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

Learn more about this information when you watch our related video lesson. This lesson, Right Triangle Altitudes: Applications, is going to be on the following topics:

  • What a triangle's altitude is
  • Special properties of right angle altitudes
  • Calculation of the geometric mean