   Chapter 4.3, Problem 14E Elementary Geometry For College St...

7th Edition
Alexander + 2 others
ISBN: 9781337614085

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Section Elementary Geometry For College St...

7th Edition
Alexander + 2 others
ISBN: 9781337614085
Textbook Problem In Exercises 11 to 14, consider MNPQ with diagonals M P ¯  and  N Q ¯ . When the answer is not a whole number, leave a square root answer. Exercises 11 – 14If QP = 15 and MP = 17, find MQ and NP.

To determine

To find:

MQ and NP of the given rectangle.

Explanation

The basic property of rectangle:

1) All the properties of a parallelogram apply (the ones that matter here are parallel sides, opposite sides are congruent, and diagonals bisect each other).

2) All angles are right angles by definition.

3) The diagonals are congruent.

Calculation:

Given: QP = 15 and MP = 17

Consider the rectangle.

To find MQ and NP:

Let us take right MQP.

By using Pythagorean Theorem

MP2=MQ2+QP2172=MQ2+

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