Mathematics

In the triangle XYZ , XM is the altitude from X to YZ.XY = 13cm,…

In the triangle XYZ , XM is the altitude from X to YZ.XY = 13cm, XZ = 15cm and YM = 5cm. Find the length of YZ
  • A.
    9cm
  • B.
    12cm
  • C.
    14cm
  • D.
    19.85cm
  • E.
    23cm
Correct Answer: Option C
Explanation
XM = 132 – 52 = 12cm

MZ = 152 – 122 = 9cm
YZ = 9 + 5 = 14cm