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An equilateral triangle has a side length of 12 centimeters.

What is the measure, in centimeters, of its altitude?

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An equilateral triangle has a side length of 12 centimeters.

What is the measure, in centimeters, of its altitude?

Answer

Altitude forms a 30-60-90 (or 1-sqrt(3)-2) triangle.
The hypotenuse is the equilateral triangle's side length, 12 centimeters.
The altitude is the sqrt(3) side.
12 / sqrt(3) = 6sqrt(3).
Therefore the altitude of the triangle is 6 * sqrt(3) centimeters.

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