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Similar Triangles, Altitude, Parallel. Level: High School, SAT Prep, College geometry

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## Monday, May 19, 2008

### Geometry Problem 91

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altitude,
parallel,
similarity,
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Triangles BDE,GFE & GMC are each similar to triangle ABC; hence their altitudes are proportional to their corresponding sides. In other words, h1/h = BE/BC, h2/h = EG/BC & h3/h = GC/BC. Thus, h1/h + h2/h + h3/h = (BE+EG+GC)/BC = BC/BC = 1 or h = h1 + h2 + h3

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