   Chapter 5.4, Problem 7E Elementary Geometry For College St...

7th Edition
Alexander + 2 others
ISBN: 9781337614085

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Chapter
Section Elementary Geometry For College St...

7th Edition
Alexander + 2 others
ISBN: 9781337614085
Textbook Problem

Find the length of D F ¯ if:a) D E = 8   and E F = 6 .b) D E = 5 and E F = 3 . Exercises 7-10

To determine

(a)

To Find:

The length of DF¯.

Explanation

Given DE=8 and EF= 6,

And figure,

From the figure,

ΔDEF is a right triangle with right angle E

From the Pythagorean Theorem,

The square of the length of hypotenuse of a right triangle is equal to the sum of the square of the lengths of the other two sides.

From the figure, DF¯ is the hypotenuse,

DF2=E<

To determine

(b)

To Find:

The length of DF¯.

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