Hi. My name is Sarah. I'm a secondary student taking a Math 30C course by correspondence. The question has two parts.
The instructions are to accurately draw an equilateral triangle XYZ, construct the altitude from X, choose a point P in the triangle and construct the perpendiculars as requested. This give a diagram resembling what is below.
Then you are to use a ruler, measure the lengths h, s, t and u, and look for a relationship among these measurements.
The instructions seem to be saying that the relationship you arre looking for does not depend on the placemeny of P as long as it is inside or on the triangle. This makes me think to try some special choices for P first before making the measurements.
Drawing a diagram in each case shows that
Can you now quess the relationship among h, s, t and u? Now go back to the diagram you drew, measure h, s, t and u. Is the relationship valid in this case also?Penny