Define the parts of a right triangle and describe the properties of an altitude of a right triangle.
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This lesson, specifically Criteria for Success 3, connects to Unit 2, Lesson 11 because the altitude of an isosceles triangle is the perpendicular bisector.
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Annotate the following diagram with the vocabulary words of “leg” and “hypotenuse.”
Given: $${\overline{BD}}$$ is the altitude of right triangle $${\triangle ABC}$$ through right angle $${\angle B}$$.
Prove: $${\triangle ABD\sim \triangle BCD}$$.
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The following resources include problems and activities aligned to the objective of the lesson that can be used to create your own problem set.
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Find the measure of $${AD}$$ and $${DB}$$ given:
$${AC=16}$$
$${AB=8}$$
$${BC=12}$$