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 April 9th, 2018, 12:07 AM #1 Senior Member   Joined: Aug 2014 From: India Posts: 458 Thanks: 1 How CC formula is written? The lengths of the two parallel sides of an isosceles trapezium are 20 cm and 28 cm and the lengths of each of the non parallel sides is 5 cm. What is the distance between the parallel sides of the trapezium? Let ABCD be the given trapezium Let CC be perpendicular drawn from C to B given that AB = 28 cm, CD = 20 cm BC = 1 \ 2 (AB - CD) = 1\ 2 ( 8 ) = 4 cm CC = $\sqrt (BC^2 - BC^2)$ $\sqrt (5^2 - 4^2)$ = 3 cm. CC = 3 cm Last edited by skipjack; April 9th, 2018 at 08:02 AM. Reason: correct 25 to be 28. April 9th, 2018, 12:33 AM #2 Senior Member   Joined: Sep 2015 From: USA Posts: 2,529 Thanks: 1389 Is there a question here? April 9th, 2018, 12:50 AM #3 Senior Member   Joined: Aug 2014 From: India Posts: 458 Thanks: 1 How CC formula is written? April 9th, 2018, 03:44 AM #4 Math Team   Joined: Jan 2015 From: Alabama Posts: 3,264 Thanks: 902 Draw the corresponding DD' perpendicular to AB from D. That divides the trapezoid into two right triangles and one rectangle. By "symmetry" (equivalently using triangle congruence theorems) the two triangles are congruent and length CC' is the same as length DD'. Length AB is 28 and Length CD is 20. So what are the lengths of AD' and BC' (which are equal? Lengths AD and BC are given as 5. Use the Pythagorean theorem to find length CC'. April 9th, 2018, 06:58 AM   #5
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Do you want to know how it's written or how it's proved? April 9th, 2018, 07:52 AM   #6
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how it's proved? April 9th, 2018, 08:08 AM #7 Global Moderator   Joined: Dec 2006 Posts: 20,921 Thanks: 2203 Let's assume that AB > CD, as in the diagram. By the symmetry of the isosceles trapezium, BC = AB/2 - CD/2. By Pythagoras, CC² + BC² = BC². Tags cc, formula, written Thread Tools Show Printable Version Email this Page Display Modes Linear Mode Switch to Hybrid Mode Switch to Threaded Mode Similar Threads Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post yuceelly Trigonometry 3 December 19th, 2015 10:55 AM mathman1990 Abstract Algebra 0 October 6th, 2011 04:48 AM Sara so Algebra 4 January 4th, 2011 06:29 AM Sara so Algebra 3 January 3rd, 2011 09:27 PM mathmajorintrouble Abstract Algebra 11 May 4th, 2009 11:41 AM

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