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 Take Perpendicular Distances, Get One Side (Posted on 2007-07-08)
(A) In a right angled triangle PQR, an altitude RS is drawn from the vertex R of the right angle. The respective perpendicular distances of the point S from the sides PR and QR are 6 and 3.

Determine the length of PR.

(B) What would have been the length of PR if the respective perpendicular distances of the point S from the sides PR and QR were 8 and 4?

 See The Solution Submitted by K Sengupta Rating: 3.0000 (3 votes)

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 Trivial second part | Comment 3 of 4 |
No matter what the answer to the first part, the answer to the second part is just 1/3 greater...
 Posted by Old Original Oskar! on 2007-07-09 09:48:37
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