Question Number 104235 by bemath last updated on 20/Jul/20

If you are given a triangle  with side length 15 , 20 and  25. what is the triangle′s  shortest altitude?

Answered by nimnim last updated on 20/Jul/20

(15,20,25) is a Pythagorean triple.    then  area(△)=(1/2)×15×20=150  ∴ Shortest alt.=((2×(△))/(longest side))=((2×150)/(25))=12 units.