Find the length of the line segment x?

Poliline perfectly fits in the right angled triangle, as at the picture.

Right angle is on the top.

Find x.

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2 Answers

  • 3 weeks ago
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    Given that is a right angle, the hypotenuse would be along the diameter of a circle and the corner would be on that circle.

    I haven't fully proven the case but I get a diameter of about 14.8 with a midpoint of 7.4 would result in a circle that goes through the corner of the right triangle.

    Given we have 5 and 8, the missing distance would be ~1.8 units.



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    • Ray S
      Lv 7
      3 weeks agoReport

      @ Puzzling ... Thanks ... Greatly appreciated.

  • David
    Lv 7
    3 weeks ago

    You'll need to know the angle between 6 and 7 then you can use the cosine rule to find length of x.

    No right angle can be seen at the top.

    • Dragan K
      Lv 5
      3 weeks agoReport

      There is a right angle on the top, between two dotted lines. Try to magnify the pic.

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